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Secrets of the Forbidden City

Discover the ingenious engineering of Beijing's Forbidden City, the power center of imperial China for nearly 500 years. Discover how the design of this vast complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquake shocks.

Sunday, November 5 at 6:00 pm on 12.1

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  • Thursday, November 2 at 8:00 pm on 12.1
  • Thursday, November 2 at 11:00 pm on 12.1

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NOVA is an award-winning series focused on demystifying a vast range of science, technology and history topics--past and present.