Ancient Mysteries: Incredible Monuments of Rome

Overview

Rome dominated the Western world for centuries, and echoes of Roman civilization can be found throughout our culture to this day. But what was the reasoning behind the construction of its numerous overstated monuments? A&E's Ancient Mysteries explores this megalomania in Ancient Mysteries: Incredible Monuments of Rome, hosted by Leonard Nimoy. The documentary examines symbolism behind the structures of the city, as well as the men who strove to immortalize themselves through imperial monuments, the ...
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Overview

Rome dominated the Western world for centuries, and echoes of Roman civilization can be found throughout our culture to this day. But what was the reasoning behind the construction of its numerous overstated monuments? A&E's Ancient Mysteries explores this megalomania in Ancient Mysteries: Incredible Monuments of Rome, hosted by Leonard Nimoy. The documentary examines symbolism behind the structures of the city, as well as the men who strove to immortalize themselves through imperial monuments, the exceptional brutality that flourished in the great arenas of Rome, and the shocking rituals performed in magnificent temples dedicated to the gods. ~ Carrie Downes
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2006
  • UPC: 733961760606
  • Original Release: 1996
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  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Time: 50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 71,347

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leonard Nimoy Participant
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ancient Mysteries: Incredible Monuments of Rome
1. The Colosseum: Arena of Death [11:20]
2. The Pantheon: A Magnificent Mistake [9:40]
3. The Baths of Caracalla: Palace of Pleasure [8:09]
4. The Forum: Power Central [8:18]
5. Trajan's Forum: An Emperor's Excess? [6:15]
6. Credits [1:40]
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