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Secrets of the Forbidden City

Secrets of the Forbidden City

Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Thursday, Oct. 19, at 3 a.m.

For nearly 500 years, Beijing’s complex of palaces and temples was the power center of imperial China. Explore this ancient architectural masterpiece, long hidden from Western eyes, as experts use ancient craft secrets to restore its fading grandeur.

Learn how the design of this vast complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquake shocks.


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