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NOVA; Quest for Solomon’s Mines

09/22/2010

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Series
NOVA
Program
Quest for Solomon’s Mines
Program Number

3716

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

NOVA and National Geographic embark on two cutting-edge field investigations that illuminate the legend of Solomon and reveal the source of the great wealth that powered the first mighty biblical kingdoms.

Inspired by the Bible's account of the splendor of his temples and palaces adorned in glittering gold and copper, countless treasure-seekers have set off in search of King Solomon's mines. They have trekked through burning deserts and scaled the forbidding mountains of Africa and the Levant. Yet to date, the evidence that's been claimed to support the existence of Solomon and other early kingdoms in the Bible has been highly controversial. In fact, there is so little physical evidence of the kings who ruled Israel and Edom that many contend that they are no more real than King Arthur. During the summer of 2010, NOVA and National Geographic embarked on two groundbreaking expeditions to expose new clues buried in the pockmarked desert of Jordan: the ancient remnants of a mass industrial-scale copper mine and a 3,000-year-old message from the past with the words "slave," "king" and "judge." These cutting-edge investigations illuminate the legend of Solomon and reveal the source of the great wealth that powered the first mighty Biblical kingdoms.

A Production of NOVA and National Geographic Television

© 2010 NGHT, LLC and WGBH Educational Foundation.

Duration

00:56:40

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Quest for Solomon’s Mines,” 09/22/2010, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6559A66289F94D21A42C6F1F6D624EE8.
MLA: “NOVA; Quest for Solomon’s Mines.” 09/22/2010. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6559A66289F94D21A42C6F1F6D624EE8>.
APA: NOVA; Quest for Solomon’s Mines. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6559A66289F94D21A42C6F1F6D624EE8
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