Surviving History

Surviving History

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show_name = Surviving History

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format = Documentary
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runtime = 44 minutes (without commercials)
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executive_producer = Travis Gray, Nicholas Panagopulos
starring = David Fachman
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country = United States
location = Columbus, Ohio
language = English
network = History Channel
first_aired = June 15, 2008
last_aired = July 20, 2008
num_seasons = 1
num_episodes = 9
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"Surviving History" is a series that aired on the History Channel. In the show, ancient weapons, devices, and execution methods are recreated and tested. [ [ About the Series] ]


On "Surviving History", the founder and employees of the ScareFactory attempt to recreate ancient devices. The main team consisted of Dave Fachman (Boss), Eric Conrath (Art Director), Josh Craig (Floor Manager), Brian Shoaf (Historian), Chad Reynolds (Fabricator), and DJ Weatherby (Welder/Designer). The show also featured three history professors who are experts on ancient technologies, Dr. Keith Pepperell (6 episodes) Dr. Meg Mateer (2 episodes) and Dr. Tim Davis (1 episode). [ [ Meet the Team] ] The devices created were not always built of period materials or methods, but were functional. Dangerous devices were tested with purpose-build dummies. Many were also tested on ScareFactory employees, with appropriate protection and emergency services.

Broadcast history

"Surviving History" aired on Sunday nights in June, then moved to Thursday nights. 4 episodes aired in a marathon during the afternoon of July 12, 2008. The final episode aired in the early morning of July 20, 2008.

The series will begin airing on History International at 8PM ET on Tuesdays, beginning September 2, 2008.

Individual episodes are available through VOD services, iTunes, and DVD's in the History Channel store.

Episode list

This table lists the episodes in the order they were aired. The episode numbers on iTunes and similar may be different.

The official web page on the History web site was never updated after the first few episodes and only has descriptions of the first three, with the wrong air date for the 3rd.


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