NG Treasure Seekers - In the Shadow of Ancient Rome (2000)
DVDRip | 720 x 552 | .MKV/AVC @ 1918 Kbps | 52mn 30s | English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | 793 MB
Genre: Documentary, History
More wealthy and more powerful than any other ancient civilization, the Roman Empire enjoyed a long period of prosperity known as the Pax Romana. But perhaps the greatest treasure of this period is not its riches, but it's myth. The abstract image of this extraordinary empire has inspired dreamers and dictators throughout the ages, luring some to return to Rome to fuel their own dreams of power. In the middle of the 14th century, Cola di Rienzo, Roman Inn keeper, rekindled the days of his city's former glory. Cola di Rienzo fought the power of the Catholic church and a clique of local aristocrats to proclaim a new Roman Republic.