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Ancient Discoveries: Mega Machines

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In 2004, two limestone coffins were discovered in Greece. Each weighed three tons, proving that humans were using large machinery 3,000 years ago. Part of the "Ancient Discoveries" series. Please note this title may contain potentially offensive language and mature themes.

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