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STORY OF CHINA

The Tale of the Chinese Leonardo

  • Aired: 06/27/2017
  • 02:46
  • Rating: NR
A thousand years ago, China was a world leader in science and civilization. Michael Wood explores a 45 ft-high working replica of an astronomical clock made by China's Leonardo da Vinci -- Su Song. It's a water clock driven by an endless chain drive, with small painted wooden figures marking the time – all steered with a ship's wheel!
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Scientist Su Song was a big star of the Chinese Renaissance 1000 years ago.
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