The Skeleton of an Empire
First transmitted in 1960, Sir Mortimer Wheeler embarks on an epic journey from Britain to Africa, to investigate the legacy of the Roman Empire.
First transmitted in 1960, Sir Mortimer Wheeler embarks on an epic journey from Britain to Africa to examine the legacy of one of history’s greatest civilisations - the Roman Empire.
At the height of its reign the Roman Empire held territory spanning from the Atlantic to the Tigris. The empire was a formidable political force that dominated the peoples of three separate continents, offering them a new and distinct culture and a civilization that allowed for freedom of travel.
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- Fri 13 May 1960 21:30