Saturday, July 18, 2009

Secrets of the Parthenon

This episode of NOVA was very interesting. I didn't realize that the Parthenon was mainly built of curves.

Aired on PBS; Jan 29, 2008; NOVA

Description - "For 25 centuries, the Parthenon has been shot at, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its sculptures, and disfigured by misguided restorations. Now, a team of architects and engineers is investigating the many mysteries of this icon of Western Civilization: How did the ancient Greeks design and build their masterpiece so quickly?"

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