NOVA: Secrets of the Parthenon

NOVA: Secrets of the Parthenon

Director: Mike Beckham

Cast: Mike Beckham

     
 
As originally screened on PBS's NOVA series, the documentary special Secrets of the Parthenon carries viewers on a detailed exploration of the titular landmark - one of Ancient Greece's most renowned architectural wonders. As the program points out, the Parthenon has fallen prey, over the centuries, to every type of conceivable destruction - from earthquakes to

Overview

As originally screened on PBS's NOVA series, the documentary special Secrets of the Parthenon carries viewers on a detailed exploration of the titular landmark - one of Ancient Greece's most renowned architectural wonders. As the program points out, the Parthenon has fallen prey, over the centuries, to every type of conceivable destruction - from earthquakes to extensive vandalism to looting and arson. Yet it somehow survived intact through the early years of the 21st century. This documentary examines methods used by the Ancient Greeks to achieve such remarkable architectural precision, the techniques that enabled the Greeks to erect the structure so quickly, and the late 20th-early 21st century restorative efforts of the Acropolis Restoration Project. It also concludes with an incredible historical secret unveiled when a shaft of light discloses a hidden carving.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2008
UPC:
0783421422797
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wgbh / Pbs
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
0:54:00
Sales rank:
44,597

Special Features

Printable materials for educators; Scene selection; Closed captions; Described video for the visually impaired; ; Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- NOVA: Secrets of the Parthenon
1. Introduction [3:13]
2. An Ancient Secret [11:41]
3. The Golden Age of Greece [10:07]
4. Restoration Techniques [15:04]
5. The Larger Question [14:06]

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