Building the Ancient City

May 2018
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S1 Ep2 - Rome

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The first town of over one million people was built more than 2000 years ago. Without any of our modern conveniences, and what we would consider necessities today, how did they function? Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill explores the remains of these ancient megalopolises, explaining how to make a city work without the benefits of modern technology. In the final episode, Andrew takes us up ancient tower blocks, down early sewers, and above 2000-year-old harbour basins still filled with water, to...
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Athens

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The first town of over one million people was built more than 2000 years ago. Without any of our modern conveniences, and what we would consider necessities today, how did they function? Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill explores the remains of these ancient megalopolises, explaining how to make a city work without the benefits of modern technology. In the first episode, Andrew takes us on a journey across stunning locations in Greece to find out how 2,500 years ago, Athens gave birth to the ide...
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