NOVA: Secrets of the Parthenon DVD

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Join a team of architects and engineers as they investigate 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?Producer: Gary Glassman, Melanie ... More
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Join a team of architects and engineers as they investigate 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?

Producer: Gary Glassman, Melanie Wallace
Executive Producer: Paula S. Apsell
Production Year: 2008
Copyright Year: 2008
Narrator: Jay O. Sanders
Writers: Gary Glassman
Discs: 1
DVI: Y
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Ricesd
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
extraordinary
Review by Ricesd on 07/17/20 review stating extraordinary
Secrets of the Parthenon is truly a visual masterpiece AND a mystery that unfolds as the viewer learns the arc of history since the actual building of the Parthenon nearlly 25 centuries ago....some of the secrets the antients knew are still in question today as engineeers attempt to reconstruct and reinforce parts of the Parthenon....this is a provocative assessment of one of the most renowned temples of the ancient Greek world,highlighted with articulate interviews and brilliant photography and illustrations.
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Ltpwf
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent Video for the Classroom
Review by Ltpwf on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent Video for the Classroom
NOVA does it again! Another wonderful video discussing one of the ancient worlds most iconic buildings. Very useful in the Ancient History classroom!!!
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Doris
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Secrets of the Parthenon DVD
Review by Doris on 07/17/20 review stating Secrets of the Parthenon DVD
This is an outstanding example of the ability of modern technology to illuminate and illustrate history for students, young and old, of our roots in civilization. Beautifully done, almost as good as being there in person. And wonderful memories for those of us who have been there.
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Banjo P.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
In Our Face and Mysterious
Review by Banjo P. on 07/17/20 review stating In Our Face and Mysterious
I had to buy this video because I wanted to see again and again the deceptions to the eye and perceptions the Parthenon exhibited. The math behind the columns was one of the top discoveries demonstrated in the video.
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Rose
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Wonderful documentary
Review by Rose on 07/17/20 review stating Wonderful documentary
Amazing account of the building of this beautiful piece of human history. You will enjoy it.


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