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Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 1

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire episode 1 - This programme focuses on Julius Caesar, charming, savage, power-crazed, opportunistic and brilliant, he overthrew a 500-year-old Republic and began the age of the emperors. What Caesar achieved, overthrowing a 500-year-old Republic and seizing power, is perhaps the single greatest turning point in the history of Rome. Dramatic reconstructions and computer graphics tell the story of ancient Rome.       Turning points in ancient Roman history and some…

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Read more about the article Secrets of Pompeii’s Greatest Treasures episode 2
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Secrets of Pompeii’s Greatest Treasures episode 2

Secrets of Pompeii's Greatest Treasures episode 2: Bettany Hughes unearths some fascinating stories from the devastated city, from its famous villas to tragic human casts. The streets and houses of Pompeii offer a mesmerising window into the life and times of the ancient Romans.     Bettany Hughes heads to the Ancient Roman City of Pompeii. Once compounded by volcanic ash, now a treasure trove of history. Almost 2,000 years on, Bettany explores the city to find remnants of the…

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Secrets of Pompeii’s Greatest Treasures episode 1

Secrets of Pompeii's Greatest Treasures episode 1: Bettany Hughes heads to the Ancient Roman City of Pompeii. Once compounded by volcanic ash, now a treasure trove of history. Almost 2,000 years on, Bettany explores the city to find remnants of the Roman empire, revealing the secrets of those who lived there, and really how different ancient Rome is to our world today. Exploring the villas usually off-limits to the public and the chilling remains of those that tried to escape…

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Storm Over Europe episode 4 – The Heirs of Rome

Storm Over Europe episode 4 - The Heirs of Rome: Starting in the 5th century AD, the Franks migrated to France, the Anglo-Saxons to Britain, and the Goths to Spain and Italy. Europe and the Christian west grew out of their empires.     This documentary deals with the mass migration of Germanic tribes at the very beginning of European history, while Ancient Rome raced towards inevitable collapse and a new political centre developed in Northwest Europe. This period, from…

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Storm Over Europe episode 3 – The Fall of Rome

Storm Over Europe episode 3 - The Fall of Rome: For the people of the ancient world, the Huns were "the most feared of all warriors". Never before had people experienced such brutal fighting. The power of the mounted nomads became a threat to Rome, but other tribes were also on the move and headed to the center of a weakened empire.     This documentary deals with the mass migration of Germanic tribes at the very beginning of European…

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