Building Wonders

Building Wonders

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In Building Wonders, Nova presents three groundbreaking shows that investigate engineering mysteries of the ancient world with the help of dramatic hands-on experiments. Modern architects use medieval tools to examine the Lost City of Petra in the middle of Jordan's desert, the vast Roman Colosseum, and Turkey's 1,500 year-old cathedral dome, Hagia Sophia.
ISBN: 9781627891165
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 180 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm., in container
digital, optical, stereo, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Alternative Title: Nova (Television program)


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Oct 15, 2018

A very detailed documentary on all three buildings, it gives great insight on these buildings, it's like you are actually there.

Jul 30, 2015

If you are interested in architecture, history, or travel, you will find this three-episode collection well worth your time. Recent innovations in archaeology are allowing new discoveries about the past...

brontelit87 Jun 17, 2015

Fascinating program about the Colosseum, the city of Petra, and the Hagia Sophia. Highly recommended.

Jun 09, 2015

An exceptional set of three documentaries from the always reliable PBS network. The engineering and cultural histories of these three places are explored at length through the eyes of experts trying to understand various aspects of what went into their creation. Fascinating, particularly for those with an interest in history.

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