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Building Pharaoh's chariot

Author: Martin O'Collins; Demetri Goritsas; TV6 (Firm); WGBH Educational Foundation.; PBS Distribution (Firm)
Publisher: [Boston, MA] : WGBH Educational Foundation : Distributed by PBS Distribution, 2013.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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In Building Pharaoh's Chariot, a team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers, and horse trainers join forces to build and test two highly accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots. They discover advanced features, including spoked wheels, springs, shock absorbers, anti-roll bars, and even a convex shaped rear mirror. By driving the pair of replicas to their limits in the desert outside Cairo, Nova's experts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Educational television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin O'Collins; Demetri Goritsas; TV6 (Firm); WGBH Educational Foundation.; PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN: 9781608838448 1608838447
OCLC Number: 822999368
Language Note: In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Notes: Title from disc surface.
Originally broadcast on television by PBS as an episode of the television program Nova in 2013.
Credits: Editor, Tim Waymouth ; camera, Colin Clarke ; music, Audio Network.
Performer(s): Narrator, Demetri Goritsas.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen presentation; stereo.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: a TV6 production for Nova ; directed by Martin O'Collins ; executive producer for TV6 Richard Reisz ; senior series producer Melanie Wallace ; managing director Alan Ritsko ; senior executive producer Paula S. Apsell.

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In Building Pharaoh's Chariot, a team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers, and horse trainers join forces to build and test two highly accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots. They discover advanced features, including spoked wheels, springs, shock absorbers, anti-roll bars, and even a convex shaped rear mirror. By driving the pair of replicas to their limits in the desert outside Cairo, Nova's experts test the claim that the chariot marks a crucial turning point in ancient military history.

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