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Peter Ginn, Tom Pinfold and Ruth Goodman arrive at Guédelon, in the Burgundy region of France, to join the world’s biggest archaeological experiment - a 25 year project to build a medieval castle from scratch, using only the tools and materials available in the 13th century.

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1 week ago | [YT] | 24

random shit

This is going to be a headache for future historians if this gets lost in time.

2 months ago | [YT] | 5,691


I wish we had documentaries like this that air in the US.

We usually get stuff like:

1 week ago | [YT] | 337

Kevin Frost

700 years from now: "This is called a fiber line, and we've capped it to a 1000mbps download speed to simulate what the internet would have been like in the 21st century. It's crazy how these people lived with such slow speeds, it would have taken over 150 years at these speeds to download yourself to another planet."

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 815


Imagine archeologists in the future, when they’ll find/review this and think “what the hell is this, built 500-1000 years later than other castles yet the same way”

6 days ago | [YT] | 11

stau ffap

I can't even put in words how much i enjoyed this video.

1 week ago | [YT] | 253


Imagine being a mason working there. Put on your resumé "I've built a castle." You'd never be out of work.

1 month ago | [YT] | 2,161

Rocketfist McDangerpants

Dear Hollywood: See all those yellows and reds in their clothes? Not everything needs to be mud brown.

1 week ago | [YT] | 82

Crazy Lol

Imagine trying to make stone bricks with medieval tools and absolutely no electricity around you and some guy pointing a high res camera at you.

1 month ago | [YT] | 575

Meme man 69

“Wood was split with wooden wedges” i used the wood to destroy the wood

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 267

Peter Latham

No joke, I would 100% spend all 25 years doing this

1 month ago | [YT] | 268

Profeta degli Dei

Child 1: "I'm bored: let's build a castle!"
Child 2: "Cool! I'm getting the legos"
Child 1: "No, not that kind of bricks"

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 204


This was so thoroughly enjoyable.
I think it connects to a deep-rooted longing for a sense of simple purpose and community we are all lacking these days.

5 days ago | [YT] | 7

Hidden Files

Narrator: "The lord wants a new chair... so he sent his loyal servants on a grueling trip to IKEA"

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 255


"You control them like puppets!!!"
"Whoa, dude... chill. These are my friends. We're in this together, you sociopath."

1 month ago | [YT] | 244


When 2020 sucks so much you want to go back to 1200-something.

1 month ago | [YT] | 1,347


theoretically, if castles are just made out of hard sand, are sand castles just... soft castles?

3 weeks ago (edited) | [YT] | 58

Pebbles The Cat

I am so glad I watched this - I make models and had always had problems with my circular stairways. As soon as I saw how he drew out the template board I knew what I had been doing wrong. Whoever says we should learn from the past was a genius.

1 month ago | [YT] | 89

Jose Cervantes

Alternate title: The biggest roleplayers in the world

1 week ago | [YT] | 26

David Loewen

0:43 A near miss! Bird hunting has come a long way since medieval times.

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 24