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NOVA; Secrets of Lost Empires: Obelisk

11/14/1996

Stunt version - Reel 1 of 2. Has no lower thirds. Stunt packaging.


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Series
NOVA
Program
Secrets of Lost Empires: Obelisk
Program Number

2405W

Series Description

Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

Program Description

"Obelisk" explores how the ancient Egyptians used ropes, dirt, sticks and stones to carve and raise solid granite obelisks weighing hundreds of tons that would tax the most modern construction site equipment from our own era.

Duration

00:55:47

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Secrets of Lost Empires: Obelisk,” 11/14/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_12CDF47497424145B22E4A40C891DB92.
MLA: “NOVA; Secrets of Lost Empires: Obelisk.” 11/14/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_12CDF47497424145B22E4A40C891DB92>.
APA: NOVA; Secrets of Lost Empires: Obelisk. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_12CDF47497424145B22E4A40C891DB92
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