Underground Rome: A World Hidden for Centuries

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Underground Rome: A World Hidden for Centuries
DVD
Public Performance
Rights
Not Rated
2008 | 51 min.
Order #: 
92137
Vendor order no.: 
BVL39221
ISBN #: 
9781604670073
Supplier: 
Films Media Group
$169.95 ea.
Product Description: 

Beneath Rome's cityscape lies an ancient and largely unexplored bed of ruins. This program introduces students to the work of archaeologists, historians, and researchers who have undertaken surveys of subterranean Rome, often relying on techniques used in cave exploration. Dr. Darius Arya, executive director of the American Institute for Roman Culture, explains how the city's layers of development accumulated, while Adriano Morabito, cofounder of the urban spelunking group Roma Sotteranea, guides viewers through buried ruins that most academics would never enter. Numerous sites, including the Cloaca Maxima and spaces beneath the Basilica of San Clemente and San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital, are featured.