PBS Nova - Secrets of the Parthenon (2008)
DVDRip | 832 x 468 | .MP4/AVC @ 1612 Kbps | 52mn 47s | English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | 671 MB
Genre: Documentary, History
Erected by the ancient Greeks as a temple to Athena, the Parthenon has served as a church, a fortress, an ammunition dump, and the model for countless banks, courthouses, and museums across the world. It has been shot at, exploded, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its magnificent sculptures, and subjected to restorations that have been termed catastrophic. Surprisingly, despite much abuse and renown as an icon of Western civilization, the question of how the Parthenon was built has been largely ignored until recently.