Text Size: Small Medium Large

Nova - Building the Great Cathedrals

Building the Great Cathedrals
Carved from 100 million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spiderweb of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? Consuming the labor of entire towns, sometimes taking 100 years to build, these...
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/bWcy2dCTz_l_A2C6jbvphA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Carved from 100 million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spiderweb of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? Consuming the labor of entire towns, sometimes taking 100 years to build, these... /episodes/get/26376 /episode/26376 Nova: Building the Great Cathedrals /episode-player/26376