Secrets of the Shining Knight Television
: Nova (Season 44, Episode 13) : 4 October 2017
We like to think of technology as a constantly evolving process; today’s technology is always better than past versions. But sometimes that’s not the case; a process gets lost, and, even with our most modern scientific tools, we can’t figure out how something was done. This loss of knowledge happened on a massive scale many centuries ago in the Western world, when the knowledge from Greek and Roman civilization was lost, leading to the time known as the Dark Ages.
But even now, there is lost knowledge. For instance, how was armor for knights made?