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NOVA - Hagia Sophia: Istanbul's Mystery

Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
Whether serving as Christian church, Islamic mosque, or secular museum, Hagia Sophia and its soaring dome have inspired reverence and awe. For 800 years, it was the largest enclosed building in the world—the Statue of Liberty can fit beneath its dome with room to spare. How has it survived its location on one of the world's most active seismic faults, which has inflicted a dozen devastating earthquakes since it was built in 537?. As Istanbul braces for the next big quake, a team of architects and engineers is urgently investigating Hagia Sophia's seismic secrets. Follow engineers as they build a massive 8-ton model of the building's core structure, place it on a motorized shake table, and hit it with a series of simulated quakes, pushing it collapse—a fate that the team is determined to avoid with the real building..
Release Date
2015
Run Time
54 min.
Language
In English
Notes
  • In Process Record.
  • Title from title frames.
  • Film
Published
PBS, 2015.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
Recording Info
Originally produced by PBS in 2015.
Publisher no.
1233501 Kanopy
Description
1 online resource (streaming video file) (54 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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