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Sunday, 29. June 2008
Secrets Of The Parthenon
How did they build this magnificent temple with such incredible precision in a mere eight or nine years? How did they manage to achieve apparent perfection in a building that contains almost no straight lines or right angles? And, most baffling of all, how did they accomplish all this apparently without using the tools that a modern architect would find essential—a building plan or a blueprint?
Watch as NOVA takes on these mysteries with the help of some of the foremost experts on ancient Greek architecture, including the chief architect of the Acropolis Restoration Project, Manolis Korres, and scholars Barbara Barletta of the University of Florida, Mark Wilson Jones of the University of Bath, and Lothar Haselberger of the University of Pennsylvania.
Runtime: 53 minutes
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See also at the NOVA Secrets Of The Parthenon:
See how architects, historians, and skilled masons are painstakingly reassembling the Parthenon.
Detailed line drawings reveal the tools and techniques of ancient Greek craftsmen.
Trace the building's various incarnations as a temple, church, mosque, and even an army barracks.
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