Go on a journey to the ancient cities Volterra, Populonia, and Cervetari, and see why Etruscan civilization was famous for its extravagant wealth, fine ceramics, handicrafts, and bustling trade, and how it was all lost in battles with the Greek colonies in southern Italy. Experience the cutting edge of archaeological exploration as we take viewers on a virtual tour of these ancient sites.
8.30 p.m. |HINT| Roman Imprint on the West
In the 2nd century AD, all roads lead to Rome, and we'll follow some which connect Rome to the rich provinces of the West, including Iberia (Spain) and Gaul (France) as a Celtic gladiator takes us on a virtual tour through the streets of Nimes, Orange, Tarragona, Italica, Meridia, and more.
9.00 p.m. |DCIVC| True Gladiator
10.00 p.m. |HINT| The Lost City of Roman Britain
Ignored by Saxon and medieval settlers, the remains of the Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum were bypassed by history. Today, all that remains is a wall enclosing empty fields and a ghostly silence. In 1889, the Victorians undertook excavations, setting out to recover the complete plan of a Roman town--although after 20 years they wrote it off. A century later, archaeologist Mike Fulford discovered that Calleva was a thriving industrial city and capital of the Roman county of Atrebates. We'll see how it changed throughout Roman occupation. The Victorians believed that the town came to a natural end with the fall of the Roman Empire and the demise of town life. But, in a further twist, Mike Fulford unearthed evidence that not only was the town still thriving at the end of the Roman period, but life here continued throughout the 5th, 6th, and perhaps even the 7th centuries AD.