Rome's Lost Coliseums
Roman coliseums - home to gladiators. Warriors fight to the death in front of baying crowds in the tens of thousands. The Roman Empire builds more than two hundred of these megastructures across its vast territories. Where does this obsession begin? And how do the rulers use this spectacle to control their citizens?
Using immersive CGI we visit a lost coliseum in Capua, Italy to reveal the hidden roots of these brutal monuments.
And in El Jem, Tunisia we reconstruct a rarely visited coliseum that is the pinnacle of Roman engineering... to decode the secrets of Rome’s lost coliseums.