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NOVA; Treasures of the Sunken City


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Treasures of the Sunken City
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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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Few traces remain of Alexandria, once the capital of Egypt, which for centuries was the jewel of the Mediterranean, home of Cleopatra and Marc Anthony. Earthquakes turned the city to rubble and, along with one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Lighthouse, much of it sank into the sea. Now, NOVA dives below the surface to transport viewers into a watery graveyard of sunken archaeological treasures, including a giant sphinx from 30 B.C. Amazing underwater photography combined with new techniques in computer graphics reveals the ancient wonders of this lost city.

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Chicago: “NOVA; Treasures of the Sunken City,” 10/02/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CF26E0B0C87D4AA9B4129F91E138E4DA.
MLA: “NOVA; Treasures of the Sunken City.” 10/02/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CF26E0B0C87D4AA9B4129F91E138E4DA>.
APA: NOVA; Treasures of the Sunken City. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CF26E0B0C87D4AA9B4129F91E138E4DA
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