Story of China

The Tale of the Chinese Leonardo

Clip: Episode 3 | 2m 46s

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!

Aired: 06/27/17

Rating: NR

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