If you get all your facts from documentaries, you will be sorely lacking in truth. There are so many falsehoods you would think they have nothing to lose but the truth. For instance, do you ever question something you saw in a documentary, then go check the stated facts as given in an old book or encyclopedia? I have.
Someone harassed me tonight, and said I should learn history. I laughed pretty hard, knowing the person did not know anything about me and whether or not I have studied history. For all that person knows, I could be a Professor of History.
However, that is beside the point I am trying to make here. My experience has been that you must take a documentary with a grain of salt. They are not above committing perjury and there is no charge that can be made in a court of law when they 'change history'.
Therefore it behooves you to research a little bit from outside sources before you take a documentary as gospel truth. For instance, have you ever wondered how there could be so many men in an army, where they got the armor, clothes, food, shelter, etc for a 300,000 man army in ancient times?
The fact is, they didn't. The numbers have been misread, misinterpreted, or purposefully misrepresented. The resources for such an army were not available. This is just an example, not any breakdown of a certain documentary. We know that it is hard to keep our armies in full regalia and fulfill their basic needs because we are actually doing it. There are approximately 1,473,900 persons serving in the US military right now, and 1,458,500 in the reserves. This is a figure you can find on the Internet.
We have modern factories, modern transportation, and modern ways of counting these personnel. Therein lies the logical conclusion that a 300,000 man army would be quite difficult to create, much less maintain, in ancient times. 3,000, or 300, maybe, might have been possible, but not 300,000 swords, knives, shields, uniforms, breast plates, helmets, meals, and accommodations, could have been made, transported, or maintained in ancient times. History is an open book, open one today.
To question a stated fact is to think, as most people would agree. To accept without question, is to give your brain over to the people who would have you believe what they say because it benefits their agenda. The example of the number of men in an army is just that, an example. There are many things stated in documentaries as fact. Do a bit of looking before you state it as fact, or believe it unequivocally.