PBS Examines Da Vinci’s Contributions To Science In New ‘SOTD’ Episode

Courtesy: Public Media Distribution/PBS

A new episode of PBS’ Secrets of The Dead set to be released on DVD this week will take audiences into the life and mind of one of history’s greatest figures.

Public Media Distribution will release Secrets of the Dead: Leonardo, The Man Who Saved Science Tuesday, May 2.  This episode of PBS’ hit series delves into manuscripts that, for more than 400 years, were unpublished.  The manuscripts reveal plans for hundreds of inventions that would only be created hundreds of years after Da Vinci allegedly designed them.

The inventions allegedly discovered in the manuscripts include machine guns, diving suits, construction cranes, robots, flying machines and much more.  It also investigates the originality of other inventions such as the parachute, which has been debated for ages.  Through its investigations, the program attempts to determine Da Vinci’s true role in the creation of so many inventions.

Secrets of the Dead: Leonardo, The Man Who Saved Science will be available for MSRP of $24.99, but can be ordered at a reduced price of $19.99 online via PBS’ online store.  More information on this and other episodes of Secrets of the Dead is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://psb.org/secrets

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecretsofTheDead

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SecretsPBS

 

 

 

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