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NOVA; Sultan’s Lost Treasure


Sultan’s Lost Treasure - Green Label Master , Ch 1/2: Full Mix, Ch. 3/4: MED, TRT: 56:46, 1:12 between prologue and doc vs. 1:11 on yellow label - NOTE :01 offset after prologue

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Sultan’s Lost 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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In the middle of the South China Sea, a six-hour voyage from the tiny Sultanate of Brunei, prospectors spot an ancient wreck on the sea bed. An international team of archaeologists dives down and begins retrieving a unique treasure -- more than 12,000 intact pieces of Chinese porcelain dating from the 15th century AD. The priceless cargo poses countless riddles as the archaeologists seek the identity of the ship and its destination, and the meaning of the strange symbols so delicately figured on the dishes. As the divers salvage the wreck, they gradually reconstruct the story of the world's first international trading network -- the ancestor of today's global marketplace.

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Chicago: “NOVA; Sultan’s Lost Treasure,” 01/04/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A68EABBB8A248ED8B64F41D3A8FA464.
MLA: “NOVA; Sultan’s Lost Treasure.” 01/04/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A68EABBB8A248ED8B64F41D3A8FA464>.
APA: NOVA; Sultan’s Lost Treasure. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A68EABBB8A248ED8B64F41D3A8FA464
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