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Title Riddles of the Sphinx / [videorecording] written, produced & directed by Gary Glassman ; a Providence Pictures production for Nova and WGBH Boston in association with TelFrance and ARTE France.

Imprint [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 2nd Floor  932 R431 2010    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; region 1; NTSC, Dolby digital stereo.; widescreen format.
Language Closed-captioned. Optional audio-described soundtrack for the visually impaired.
Performer Narrator, Jay O. Sanders.
Event Originally broadcast on the PBS television program Nova on Jan. 10, 2010.
Summary Looks at the gigantic, ancient Egyptian statue of the Great Sphinx, a crouching lion, human-headed creature. Asks who built it, how it was built, and who or what it represents. Follows a team of scientists who are looking at the Sphinx in the context of the geology, history, archeology, and architecture of ancient Egypt. Also follows a team of builders, who are creating scaled down replicas of the Great Sphinx to try to shed light on the techniques used by ancient stone carvers to create this huge limestone sculpture. Stresses the urgency of these investigations as the Sphinx is being swallowed up by an urban neighborhood and traffic, tourism, and construction are trembling it apart.
Contents The Great Sphinx -- Building big -- Ancient tools -- Who built the Sphinx? -- The New Kingdom -- Eternal life.
Subject Great Sphinx (Egypt)
Stone carving -- Egypt -- History.
Egypt -- Antiquities.
Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C.
Genre/Form Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Added Author Glassman, Gary. Screenwriter. Producer. Director.
Sanders, Jay O., 1953- Narrator.
Providence Pictures, Inc.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Telfrance (Firm)
ARTE France.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Note Title on container: Riddles of the Sphinx : can this ancient marvel be saved?
Added Title Nova (Television program)
ISBN 9781608831913
Standard No. 841887011945
Music No. NOVA6199 PBS

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