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NOVA; Cracking the Maya Code

02/19/2009

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Series
NOVA
Program
Cracking the Maya Code
Program Number

3508

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

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.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Cracking the Maya Code,” 02/19/2009, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_35F6A80B65504C37AEE78190A0FA5662.
MLA: “NOVA; Cracking the Maya Code.” 02/19/2009. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_35F6A80B65504C37AEE78190A0FA5662>.
APA: NOVA; Cracking the Maya Code. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_35F6A80B65504C37AEE78190A0FA5662
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