NOVA; This Old Pyramid
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- This Old Pyramid
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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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This program reveals the ancient secrets of how pyramids were built by actually building one. A noted archaeologist and Egyptologist, Mark Lehner, and a professional stonemason, Roger Hopkins (of "This Old House") join forces in constructing a real pyramid on location in Egypt - using the same conjectured methods used over 4,000 years ago - with the Great Pyramid of Giza looming in the distance as daunting inspiration. Pyramid enthusiast, Martin Isler of Connecticut, and French chemist, Joseph Davidovits are featured theorists.
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- Chicago: “NOVA; This Old Pyramid,” 12/18/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EF6E8EF153844B0DA729BF968E36D4A5.
- MLA: “NOVA; This Old Pyramid.” 12/18/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EF6E8EF153844B0DA729BF968E36D4A5>.
- APA: NOVA; This Old Pyramid. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EF6E8EF153844B0DA729BF968E36D4A5