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Battle For the Acropolis
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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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CONSERVATION PROPOSALS FOR THE ACROPOLIS, The fortified plateau above Athens which is the site of some of the most remarkable architecture in the world. Its marble structures built in the fifth century BC, including the renowned Parthenon, represent the artistic peak of classical Greek architecture. NOVA examines how the heavily polluted air of Athens produces acid rain which is dissolving the marble sculptures and columns; and how iron tiles used extensively in repair 40 years ago are now rusting, expanding and shattering the stone structures.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Battle For the Acropolis,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FE0D8D781FD04B6C8ACBEA36DCAE719D.
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APA: NOVA; Battle For the Acropolis. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FE0D8D781FD04B6C8ACBEA36DCAE719D
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