Italy’s Mystery Mountains

Air date: Sat., Sept. 27, 8:00 pm

 

Behind Italy’s cultural abundance is the diversity and turbulence of its geology: the continuously erupting volcanoes, the violent earthquakes, the clash of mighty tectonic plates, and the rising of the mountains from which Michelangelo quarried his famous Carrara marbles. Follow two international teams of geologists ― one working near Bologna and the other in southern Italy, where Sicily’s famed volcano, Mt. Etna, erupts in brilliant showers of lava ― as they fill in the story of how the Italian peninsula was first created and whether the famed Apennine Mountain range running down Italy’s spine is still alive and growing.

 

 

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