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NOVA; Mysterious Mummies of China

Part of Stories of East and South East Asia.

04/03/1998


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Series
NOVA
Program
Mysterious Mummies of China
Program Number

2502

Series Description

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. Premiered March 1974.

Program Description

Perfectly preserved 3000-year-old mummies have been unearthed in a remote Chinese desert. They have long, blonde hair and blue eyes, and don't appear to be the ancestors of the modern-day Chinese people. Who are these people and how did they end up in China's Takla Makan desert? NOVA takes a glimpse through a crack in the door of history, to a past that has never before been seen outside of China.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Anthropology
History
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Creators
Reid, Howard (Writer)
Keach, Stacy (Narrator)
Deehan, Geoff (Executive Producer)
Apsell, Paula S. (Executive Producer)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Mysterious Mummies of China,” 04/03/1998, GBH Archives, accessed March 3, 2024, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_60A3B329DF174C9CBA111D907EFB2F19.
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