PBS has added another new story to the history of warfare with a new episode of its hit series NOVA.
NOVA: The First Horse Warriors is scheduled for release July 16 on DVD and Digital. The story at the center of this episode of NOVA examines the history of horses in combat. While horses were originally used for trade purposes and to herd livestock, they eventually became a key part of warfare around the world.
This new episode of NOVA examines when horses first became so crucial to military campaigns. It does so by taking viewers to the grassy plains of Kazakhstan, where wild horses still roam free today and nomadic herders follow their traditional way of life.
Researchers using archaeology, and genetics work to solve the question of when horses first went from peaceful purposes to those of war. In the process, the research also uncovers a once lost group of warriors who used horses in their campaign across Europe. That same group, the research finds, is the ancestors of millions of people worldwide today.
NOVA: The First Horse Warriors will retail for MSRP of $24.99, but can be pre-ordered now at a reduced price of $19.99 via PBS’ online store. More information on this and other episodes of NOVA is available online now at:
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