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A new eight-part landmark history of ancient Rome. Across the series Bettany explores eight key days that she believes define the Roman Empire and help us to understand its remarkable success.

In each episode Bettany travels across the Roman world, delving into the psyche and uncovering brand new archaeological evidence, while lavish drama brings the incredible story of Rome to life.   

The eight days include Rome’s early defeat of her great rival Carthage under Hannibal, at the battle of Zama; a cr...

FORTHCOMING - Bettany reveals the pivotal moments and groundbreaking achievements of the ancient Egyptians as she explores one of the world's oldest and greatest civilisations. She travels from the mouth of the Nile in the north of the country to the shores of Lake Nasser in the far south, along the way visiting the Great Sphinx, the original location of the Rosetta Stone, the Valley of the Kings, and the Great Pyramid at Giza.
 

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