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Nova & Secrets of the Dead | August 2021
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A Chinese Emperor’s army, an imperiled lighthouse, man’s best friend and a pair of ancient queens are all part of the Wednesday science line-up on WTVP.

NOVA
EMPEROR'S GHOST ARMY
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 8 PM 

In central China, a vast underground mausoleum conceals a life-size terracotta army of cavalry, infantry, horses, chariots, weapons, administrators, acrobats and musicians, all built to serve China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, in the afterlife. Lost and forgotten for over 2,200 years, this clay army, 8,000 strong, stands poised to help the first emperor rule again beyond the grave.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 08/04/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/05/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/05/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 08/06/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 08/08/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 08/05/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 08/05/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 08/06/2021 @ 7 AM

NOVA
OPERATION LIGHTHOUSE RESCUE 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 8 PM 

On the picturesque bluffs at the very tip of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, disaster looms. The historic Gay Head Lighthouse is soon to become the next victim of the persistent erosion of the island’s cliffs. Built in 1856, the more than 400-ton structure soars 175 feet above the sea. Bt over the years, storms and the raging ocean have eroded the headland away.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 08/11/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/12/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/12/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 08/13/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 08/12/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 08/12/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 08/13/2021 @ 7 AM

NOVA
DOG TALES 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 8:30 PM 

Dogs have long been dependable companions by our sides. It wasn’t always that way, and a look at their closest living relative, the wolf, makes it clear why. Research into dog domestication and intelligence offers clues into the human-dog relationship. Analyzing dogs’ brain activity and genes may even help answer whether dogs are in it for the food—or if they really love us.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 08/18/2021 @ 8:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/19/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 08/20/2021 @ 1:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 08/22/2021 @ 5:30 PM

SECRETS OF THE DEAD
VIKING WARRIOR QUEEN 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 9 PM 

Join a team of archaeologists as they examine one of the most significant Viking graves ever found and test the DNA of the remains of the female warrior buried inside, rewriting our understanding of Viking society.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 08/04/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/05/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 08/06/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 08/06/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 08/08/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 08/05/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 08/06/2021 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 08/06/2021 @ 12 AM

SECRETS OF THE DEAD
CLEOPATRA’S LOST TOMB 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 9 PM 

Learn about the legendary queen Cleopatra, who ruled the Egyptian empire. Will an amateur archaeologist’s theory reveal where the queen’s lost tomb is hidden?

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 08/11/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/12/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 08/13/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 08/12/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 08/13/2021 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 08/13/2021 @ 12 AM