For 25 centuries the Parthenon has been shot at, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its sculptures, and disfigured by catastrophic renovations. To save it from collapse, the modern restoration team must uncover the secrets of how the ancient Greeks built this icon of western civilization in less than nine years without anything resembling an architectural plan.
Winner of the Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Script for Television Documentary and nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Science, Technology, and Nature Programming.
Co-produced with NOVA, Studio Internationale, and ARTE/France
Premiere Airdate: January 29, 2008 on NOVA/PBS
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