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NOVA; Lost Roman Treasure


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Lost Roman Treasure
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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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At the height of the Roman Empire, an opulent city stood at the eastern frontier on the most important crossing of the Euphrates River. Called Zeugma ("junction") after the bridge that linked its opposite banks, the city disappeared into history after the empire fell. Now its remains are about to disappear beneath a mammoth reservoir. NOVA records the frantic scramble to recover the glory that was Zeugma. Buried by centuries of silt and dirt, Zeugma was long neglected by archaeologists, until the rising edifice of a nearby hydroelectric dam forced them to act quickly before the site was flooded.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Lost Roman Treasure,” 08/21/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_48790419CD8F42E2AF12AB2BE919B2EF.
MLA: “NOVA; Lost Roman Treasure.” 08/21/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_48790419CD8F42E2AF12AB2BE919B2EF>.
APA: NOVA; Lost Roman Treasure. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_48790419CD8F42E2AF12AB2BE919B2EF
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