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NOVA; Cracking the Maya Code


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Cracking the Maya Code
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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

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This program s a definitive look back at how a handful of pioneers deciphered the intricate system of hieroglyphs developed by the Mayan civilization. This is one of the greatest detective stories in all of archaeology. With magnificent footage of Mayan temples and art, this documentary is many years in the making and culminates in the account of this once magnificent ancient civilization's ingenious method of communication.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Cracking the Maya Code,” 02/19/2009, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_35F6A80B65504C37AEE78190A0FA5662.
MLA: “NOVA; Cracking the Maya Code.” 02/19/2009. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 15, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_35F6A80B65504C37AEE78190A0FA5662>.
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