PBS recently released an album of popular NOVA shows dealing with ancient structural marvels: “Secrets of Stonehenge” — explores the theory of why this monument was built. “Riddles of the Sphinx” — examines the many theories of why the statue is based on a half-man half-lion image. “Ghosts of Machu Picchu” — There are many theories concerning the origins of this iconic symbol of the power and engineering skills of the ancient Inca, yet it still remains an enigma. “Secrets of the Parthenon” — Takes viewers inside the mind of the ancient Greeks as they created their most enduring architectural miracle. “Secrets of Lost Empires II: Easter Island” –Discover how Easter Island’s massive monuments created peace, harmony…and ecological disaster. Bonus Episode — “China Bridge”. Borrow this album for a month from out lending library: “Ancient Marvels”, I.D. 2170.
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