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The Resource Riddles of the Sphinx, written, produced & directed by Gary Glassman ; a Providence Pictures production for Nova and WGBH Boston in association with TelFrance and ARTE France, (videorecording DVD)

Riddles of the Sphinx, written, produced & directed by Gary Glassman ; a Providence Pictures production for Nova and WGBH Boston in association with TelFrance and ARTE France, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Riddles of the Sphinx
Title
Riddles of the Sphinx
Statement of responsibility
written, produced & directed by Gary Glassman ; a Providence Pictures production for Nova and WGBH Boston in association with TelFrance and ARTE France
Title variation
Riddles of the Sphinx
Title variation remainder
can this ancient marvel be saved?
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Narrator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Member of
Cataloging source
JBL
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally broadcast on the PBS television program Nova on Jan. 10, 2010
Language note
Closed-captioned. Optional audio-described soundtrack for the visually impaired
PerformerNote
Narrator, Jay O. Sanders
Runtime
56
Technique
live action
Label
Riddles of the Sphinx, written, produced & directed by Gary Glassman ; a Providence Pictures production for Nova and WGBH Boston in association with TelFrance and ARTE France, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Great Sphinx
  • Building big
  • Ancient tools
  • Who built the Sphinx?
  • New Kingdom
  • Eternal life
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen format.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.)
Isbn
9781608831913
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887011945
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
NOVA6199
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn567643149
  • (OCoLC)567643149
System details
DVD; region 1; NTSC, Dolby digital stereo.; widescreen format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Riddles of the Sphinx, written, produced & directed by Gary Glassman ; a Providence Pictures production for Nova and WGBH Boston in association with TelFrance and ARTE France, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Great Sphinx
  • Building big
  • Ancient tools
  • Who built the Sphinx?
  • New Kingdom
  • Eternal life
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen format.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.)
Isbn
9781608831913
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887011945
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
NOVA6199
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn567643149
  • (OCoLC)567643149
System details
DVD; region 1; NTSC, Dolby digital stereo.; widescreen format
Video recording format
DVD

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