Secrets Of The Duomo

Secrets Of The Duomo

The History Channel  |  February 27, 2017

The secrets of the dome that rises over the town of Florence were buried centuries ago within the cathedral itself - along with the enigmatic genius who designed and built it: Filipo Brunelleschi. How was Brunelleschi able to build the world's largest brick and mortar dome, at a time when the technological know-how of the time should have made it impossible? One scholar has gone to the extreme lengths of constructing his own model of the dome to prove his theory. Just as he reaches the moment of truth, a huge discovery is made beneath the streets of Florence. For the first time in centuries, more evidence surfaces - an original brick model of the dome. The likely builder? Brunelleschi himself. This film tracks the storm still raging over one of the most magnificent and miraculous achievements of humankind.

The secrets of the dome that rises over the town of Florence were buried centuries ago within the cathedral itself - along with the enigmatic genius who designed and built it: Filipo Brunelleschi. How was Brunelleschi able to build the world's largest brick and mortar dome, at a time when the technological know-how of the time should have made it impossible? One scholar has gone to the extreme lengths of constructing his own model of the dome to prove his theory. Just as he reaches the moment of truth, a huge discovery is made beneath the streets of Florence. For the first time in centuries, more evidence surfaces - an original brick model of the dome. The likely builder? Brunelleschi himself. This film tracks the storm still raging over one of the most magnificent and miraculous achievements of humankind.

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