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Building the Great Cathedrals

  • Season 38
  • , Episode 1  | 
  • Aired: 10/19/2010
    • Length: 19:44:41
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

Carved from a hundred million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spider web of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? On this dazzling journey inside the jewels of Gothic architecture, NOVA reveals the hidden formulas, drawn from the pages of the Bible itself, that drove medieval builders ever upward.

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