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Great Cathedral Mystery

   2014    Art
The dome that crowns Florence's great cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Duomo, is a masterpiece of Renaissance ingenuity and an enduring source of mystery. Still the largest masonry dome on earth, it is taller than the Statue of Liberty and weighs as much as an average cruise ship. Historians and engineers have long debated how its architect, Filippo Brunelleschi, kept the dome perfectly aligned and symmetrical as the sides rose and converged toward the center." More than four million bricks could collapse at any moment -- and we still don't understand how Brunelleschi prevented it. To test the latest theories, a team of U.S. bricklayers will help build an experimental "mini-Duomo" using period tools and techniques.
Magic Numbers
Magic Numbers

   2018    Science
Tales by Light Season 2
Tales by Light Season 2

   2017    Nature
The Wehrmacht
The Wehrmacht

   2007    History
The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury

   2013    Art
Enemies of Reason
Enemies of Reason

      Medicine
Hiroshima
Hiroshima

   2005    History
Cooked
Cooked

   2016    Culture