The Greeks

The Birth of Science

Clip: Episode 2 | 2m 50s

Six miles inland from the nearest coast, the site of Miletus holds clues to the origins of scientific inquiry. 2,500 years ago, silt from the nearby Maeander River destroyed the harbor within a generation. Instead of blaming the gods, however, citizens of Miletus, for the first time, attributed the phenomenon to natural causes.

Aired: 06/27/16

Rating: TV-PG

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