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First transmitted in 1960, Sir Mortimer Wheeler examines the religious cosmologies which emerged, and died out, under the Roman Empire.

First transmitted in 1960, Sir Mortimer Wheeler examines the religious cosmologies which emerged, and died out, under the Roman Empire.

Paganism was the predominant religious belief system of the Romans. However, when followers became disillusioned by their Pagan deities, Christianity replaced the old religious doctrine and emerged as the new belief system to take hold across the Roman Empire.

Archive First shown: 20 May 1960
Available for over a year Why? Duration 20 mins