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Hagia Sophia: Istanbul's Ancient Mystery

Season 42 Episode 4 | 53m 36s | Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 02/25/15

Expires: 11/17/23

Rating: TV-G

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