Season 41, Episode 15 Great Cathedral Mystery

First Aired: February 12, 2014

Examining the 15th-century, Filippo Brunelleschi-designed dome that crowns the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy. Known as the Duomo, it consists of four million bricks, is taller than the Statue of Liberty and weighs about the same as a cruise ship. Included: bricklayers build an experimental "mini-Duomo" using period tools and techniques.

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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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