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Secrets of the Parthenon

Author: Gary GlassmanMike BeckhamJay O SandersRob TinworthEd TomneyAll authors
Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH Educational Foundation, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For 25 centuries the Parthenon has been shot at, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its sculptures, and disfigured by misguided restorations. Now, a team of architects and engineers is investigating the many mysteries of this icon of Western civilization : How did the ancient Greeks design and build their masterpiece so quickly? How did they achieve such precision and perfection without modern tools and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Glassman; Mike Beckham; Jay O Sanders; Rob Tinworth; Ed Tomney; Providence Pictures, Inc.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Studio International (Firm); ARTE France.; WGBH Educational Foundation.
ISBN: 9781593757960 1593757964
OCLC Number: 226241377
Language Note: Closed captions; described video for the visually impaired.
Notes: "This disc contains special features that can be accessed from your computer's DVD-ROM drive. Insert the disc and open the file "start.html" with your web browser to view: teaching materials (PDF) and a link to the Nova website"--DVD Menu screen.
Credits: Director of photography, Mark Daniels ; editor, Rob Tinworth ; music, Ed Tomney.
Performer(s): Narrated by Jay O. Sanders.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 54 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Introduction --
An ancient secret --
Golden age of Greece --
Restoration techniques --
The larger question.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: written and produced by Gary Glassman ; additional producing and directing, Mike Beckham ; a Providence Pictures production for NOVA and WGBH Boston in association with Studio International and ARTE France.

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For 25 centuries the Parthenon has been shot at, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its sculptures, and disfigured by misguided restorations. Now, a team of architects and engineers is investigating the many mysteries of this icon of Western civilization : How did the ancient Greeks design and build their masterpiece so quickly? How did they achieve such precision and perfection without modern tools and architectural aids that we take for granted today, such as comprehensive plans or drawings? With unprecedented access to the Greek government's Acropolis Restoration Project, which has been restoring the Parthenon for over three decades, Nova takes viewers inside the minds of the ancient Greeks as they created their most enduring architectural miracle ..."--Container.

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