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Nova: Riddles of the Sphinx

Nova: Riddles of the Sphinx

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For 45 centuries the Great Sphinx has cast it's enigmatic gaze over Egypt's Giza plateau. The biggest and oldest statue in a land of colossal ancient monuments it's scale is staggering: The mighty head towers as tall as the White House while it's body is nearly the length of a football field. This strange half-human half-lion image has inspired countless fantastic theories about it's origins. How was it built and who or what does it represent? Surprisingly the scribes of the period when it was built-during Egypt's Old Kingdom-passed over it in silence. Adding to the mystery archaeologists found that it's creators abruptly discarded their tools and abandoned the structure when it was nearly complete. Searching for clues NOVA's expert team of archaeologists carries out eye-opening experiments that reveal the techniques and incredible labor that was invested in the carving of this gigantic sculpture. The team also unearths new discoveries about the people who built the Sphinx and why they created such a haunting and stupendous image.

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    Title: Nova: Riddles of the Sphinx
    Genre: TV Variety & Misc, Special Interest-Documentary
    Director: Gary Glassman
    Release Date: 4/13/2010
    Original Year: 2010
    Product Type: DVD
    Region: 1
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 6199
    UPC: 841887011945
    Item #: PBS006199

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 4/13/2010
    Closed Caption: Yes
    Run Time: 60 minutes
    Studio: PBS (Direct)