Ancient Mysteries: Incredible Monuments of Rome (1996)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Architecture & Design, World History  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Carrie Downes

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.

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monument, Roman, architecture, design, construction