About the Show
With exclusive access deep beneath Rome's streets and stunning new visualisation techniques, classicist Dr Michael Scott leads a team of experts to reveal the full story of the ancient world's most awe-inspiring city and the extraordinary people who created and lived in it. Rome's spectacular skyline is as breathtaking today as when it was built. But that iconic city-scape is only half the story. There is another Rome that few people have ever seen. From huge underground quarries, subterranean aqueducts, vast water cisterns to ornate temple and tombs and the elaborate lifts, trap doors and mechanics beneath the Coliseum, this film reveals for the first time the buried story of the ingenious Romans and how they planned, created and lived in their captivating city more than two millennia ago.