Rome: Engineering an Empire

If you get History Channel International and have 2 hours to kill, Rome: Engineering an Empire is an interesting way to do it. Starting with the rise of Julius Caesar around 55 BC and ending with the fall of the empire around 537 AD, the documentary details the architectural and engineering feats of each emperor.

I knew they had running water and sewers, I didn't know they had shopping malls and that the baths were for everyone (except the slaves stoking the furnaces below).


Raina said...

I would be in hog heaven watching this. I love a good documentary, and Classical Studies were my favorite art history classes.

hello gorgeous said...

Does it remind you of current news at all? Zoikes.