Rome Unwrapped

Using the latest evidence, this eight-part series provides a fresh take on the most iconic names and places of ancient Rome, revealing new insights into this forgotten world.

Released : 2008

Runtime : 8 x 60 minutes

Rome’s history is being rewritten. New excavations are giving us groundbreaking insights into the events that defined the Empire and the personal stories of its people – not just emperors and the elite, but the working classes, engineers and common soldiers. Through their experiences, we are gaining a radically different perspective on Rome’s history, leading experts to challenge the traditional view of the Empire.

This 8 part series joins experts as they uncover the lives of the working class during Pompeii’s last twenty-four hours in a newly excavated area of the city; discover the real face of Caesar with a bust recently found under the River Rhone ; and reveal the secret of Rome’s military success through lost weapons and letters written on waxed tablets on the frontline of the Empire. Rome Unwrapped uncovers a fresh take on key events such as the invasion of Britain, the destruction of Pompeii and the opening of the Colosseum.

With unique access to new excavations and combining innovative use of CGI with stylish dramatisation this series uncovers a fresh, darker Rome that is disarmingly modern.



Anthony Geffen


Dan Oliver


Olwyn Silvester


Lucie Ridout
Francesco Maudslay
David Lee


Andy Whitman
Elliot McCaffrey


Kieran Bew


Andrew Dearden


Dough Howarth
Alex Archer


Soprientendenza Speciale Per I Beni Archeologici Di Roma
Il Comune Di Roma
Sovraintendenza Ai Beni Culturali Comune Di Roma
Fabbrica Di San Pietro
Pontificio Consiglio Delle Comunicazioni Sociali
Musei Vaticani
American Academy in Rome
Soprintendenza Archeologica Di Napoli E Pompeii
Mercati Di Traiano – Museo Dei Fori Imperiali
Andrea Pressuto Progetto Culturale ‘Mater Et Caput’
Monsignor Guerino Di Tora
Neda Parmegiani and Alberto Pronti
Prof. Pregina Gee
Sovraintendente Prof. Umberto Broccoli
Direttore Dott.SSA Lucrezia Ungaro
Roma Sotterranea
Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hampshire
Varusschlacht Osnabrücker, Museum und Park Kalkriese
Vindolanda Trust, Roman Army Museum and Roman Vindolanda
Dr. Kazumichi Katayama and the Japanese Institute of Paleological Studies
Kyoto University
Natural History Museum, London
Soprintendenza Speciale Per I Beni Archeologici del Lazio
Museo Delle Navi Romane
Portus Project
Soprientendenza Per I Beni Archeologigi Di Ostia
Il Duca Ascanio Sforza Cesarini
Arts and Humanities Research COuncil
British School at Rome


Video 77
SPC S.R.L. Studio Progettazione E Controlli
Giorgio Croci
Kings Visualisation Lab, Kings College London
Prof. Richard Beacham, Prof. James Packer, Mr John Burge
Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents
Geoff Mackley
Getty Images
Archeological Computing Research Group, Southampton University

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