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Storm Over Europe episode 2 – The Saga of the Goths

Storm Over Europe episode 2 - The Saga of the Goths: The Romans knew virtually nothing about Germanic tribes, but this was to change. "They found skulls nailed to trees and altars. Here the Cherusci had sacrificed the most high-ranking Roman prisoners to their gods." When Roman power was at its peak, in the year 9 AD, Arminius chief of the Cherusci defeated the troops of Rome at what was known for centuries as the Battle of Teutoburg Forest.  …

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Read more about the article Storm Over Europe episode 1 – Cimbrians and Teutons
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Storm Over Europe episode 1 – Cimbrians and Teutons

Storm Over Europe episode 1 - Cimbrians and Teutons: 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 the invasion of the Huns in 375 to the conquest of Italy by the Lombards in 568, is one of the most fascinating, significant and complex epochs in history.     "An incredible mass of…

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Rome’s Invisible City

Rome's Invisible City: With the help of a team of experts and the latest in 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong, along with Dr Michael Scott, explores the hidden underground treasures that made Rome the powerhouse of the ancient world. In his favourite city, he uncovers a lost subterranean world that helped build and run the world's first metropolis and its empire.     From the secret underground world of the Colosseum to the aqueducts and sewers that supplied and cleansed…

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Read more about the article Meet the Romans with Mary Beard episode 3 – Behind Closed Doors
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Meet the Romans with Mary Beard episode 3 – Behind Closed Doors

Meet the Romans with Mary Beard episode 3 - Behind Closed Doors: We still live in the shadow of ancient Rome - a city at the heart of a vast empire that stretched from Scotland to Afghanistan, dominating the West for over 700 years. Professor Mary Beard puts aside the stories of emperors and armies, guts and gore, to meet the real Romans living at the heart of it all.     In this final episode, Mary delves even deeper…

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Meet the Romans with Mary Beard episode 2 – Streetlife

Meet the Romans with Mary Beard episode 2 - Streetlife: Professor Mary Beard discovers the crime and slum conditions in the world's first high-rise city.     In this programme, Mary descends into the city streets to discover the dirt, crime, sex and slum conditions in the world's first high-rise city. This Rome is not the marble Rome we know, but a vast, messy metropolis with little urban planning, where most Romans lived in high-rise apartment blocks with little space,…

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