Coverart for item
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, (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, (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
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
CANA
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Nova (Television program)
Date time place
Originally broadcast on the PBS television program Nova on Jan. 10, 2010
Dewey number
  • 932
  • 932
Language note
Closed-captioned. Optional audio-described soundtrack for the visually impaired
PerformerNote
Narrator, Jay O. Sanders
Runtime
56
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Sphinx (Egypt)
  • Stone carving
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
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, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Great Sphinx
  • Building big
  • Ancient tools
  • Who built the Sphinx?
  • The New Kingdom
  • Eternal life
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 56 min.)
Isbn
9781608831913
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887011945
Other physical details
sound, color
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, (DVD)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Great Sphinx
  • Building big
  • Ancient tools
  • Who built the Sphinx?
  • The New Kingdom
  • Eternal life
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 56 min.)
Isbn
9781608831913
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887011945
Other physical details
sound, color
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

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      500 W. Broadway, Anaheim, CA, 92805, US
      33.831775 -117.919638