Rome Revealed

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History Documentary hosted by Kieran Bew, published by National Geographic in 2010 - English narration

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Rome Revealed As the basis of Western civilisation, Rome is the most enduring superpower the world has ever seen. But, despite its fame, experts are still unveiling new insights into this mighty and bloodthirsty civilisation. Using interviews and dramatic reconstructions to recreate the empire's epic history, this series takes a new look at the culture that created the modern world. Featuring the latest discoveries, we delve into every aspect of Roman life - including the bloody sporting spectacle of the gladiators in the Colosseum and the technological advances that allowed the legions to crush all opposition and conquer most of the known world. Investigating the infamous assassination of Julius Cesar and exploring whether Caligula was really the insane tyrant history suggests, we also meet the legendary figures that shaped the course of the Eternal City. From the destruction of Pompeii to the fundamental changes brought about by the rise of Christianity, this is the real story of the world's greatest empire.

[edit] Killing Caesar

Find out how Julius Caesar created one of the most powerful positions in the Roman Empire using business backing, the armed forces and religion to sway elections and politicians. Eventually, the man was so powerful that the only way to stop him was through assassination. On the eve of the 2055th anniversary of Caesar’s death, 15th March, this documentary explores how the Roman Empire had balanced the aims of great men with the shared power of a Republic for four centuries before Julius Caesar used all the instruments of state against the state itself in a bid for the biggest job in the Roman world.

[edit] Ancient Superpower

For over 500 years, Rome could lay claim to being the centre of the world. How did one city acquire such an extraordinary wealth of power?

[edit] Doomsday Pompeii

New findings reveal stories of the everyday people caught up in one of the best-known natural disasters in history: the eruption of Vesuvius.

[edit] Heart of the Empire

It was the most advanced civilisation on earth, but how was Rome itself changed from swampy marsh to imperial capital?

[edit] Blood in the Sand

Archaeological evidence and eyewitness accounts recreate the Colosseum's opening night, featuring beast fights, executions and a legendary duel.

[edit] Power of the Legion

Go inside the ancient war machine that was the legion army, the most deadly and disciplined force in the classical world.

[edit] Madness of Caligula

Portrayed by history as a cruel madman, was Caligula really insane – or just a product of an utterly unstable world?

[edit] Christianity Rising

Originally viewed as a mysterious cult, find out how Christianity came to be accepted as the official religion of the Roman Empire.

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  • Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
  • Video Bitrate: 2035 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 720 x 416
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.731 (16:9)
  • Frames Per Second: 25fps
  • Audio Codec: 0x0055 MPEG-1 Layer 3
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
  • Audio Streams: 2
  • Audio Languages: English
  • RunTime Per Part: 45.Mins
  • Number Of Parts: 8
  • Part Size: 701 MB
  • Encoded by: Harry65
  • Source: DVB-Rip (Nat Geo-HD)

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