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Lost City of Arabia (#2312)

This program follows an expedition to Oman to look for the lost city of Ubar. An ancient center of the frankincense trade, myth had it that God, angered by Ubar's impiety, destroyed the city thousands of years ago. Nicaholas Clapp, filmmaker and amateur archaeologist, has been obsessed by the legend and sought out information on the actual city now buried somewhere in the desert. After viewing satellite photos, Clapp zeros in on Ubar's location and he and his team set out over the desert to discover its ruins. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
440 episodes
Average Episode Length
61 minutes
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Series Description: PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

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