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Great Cathedral Mystery

Season 41 Episode 5 | 53m 30s | Video has closed captioning.

The dome that crowns Florence’s great cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore—the Duomo—is a towering masterpiece of Renaissance ingenuity and an enduring source of mystery. Still the largest masonry dome on earth after more than six centuries, it is taller than the Statue of Liberty and weighs as much as an average cruise ship.

Aired: 02/12/14

Expired: 12/31/20

Rating: TV-G

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