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Secrets of Noah's Ark

A 3,700-year-old inscribed clay tablet reveals a surprising new version of the Biblical flood story, complete with how-to instructions for assembling an ark. Following the directions, expert boat builders assemble and launch a massive reed boat.

Episode Duration: 56 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 4212

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Thu, Aug 18 5:00 A.M. Eagle Power     NHPBS
Fri, Aug 19 1:00 A.M. Eagle Power     NHPBS
Fri, Aug 19 5:00 A.M. Eagle Power     NH EXPLORE
Sat, Aug 20 5:00 A.M. Animal Espionage     NH WORLD
Tue, Aug 23 7:00 P.M. Eagle Power     NH WORLD
Tue, Aug 23 8:00 P.M. Rise of the Mammals     NH WORLD
Tue, Aug 23 9:00 P.M. Bat Superpowers     NH WORLD
Wed, Aug 24 12:00 A.M. Eagle Power     NH WORLD
Wed, Aug 24 1:00 A.M. Rise of the Mammals     NH WORLD
Wed, Aug 24 2:00 A.M. Bat Superpowers     NH WORLD
Wed, Aug 24 8:00 A.M. Eagle Power     NH WORLD
Wed, Aug 24 9:00 A.M. Rise of the Mammals     NH WORLD
Wed, Aug 24 10:00 A.M. Bat Superpowers     NH WORLD
Thu, Aug 25 1:00 A.M. Operation Lighthouse Rescue     NH EXPLORE
Thu, Aug 25 5:00 A.M. Operation Lighthouse Rescue     NHPBS
Thu, Aug 25 2:00 P.M. Cat Tales     NH WORLD

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