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Ancestors of Ancient Rome: The Etruscans - Region-free DVD

Ancestors of Ancient Rome: The Etruscans - Region-free DVD
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Relive one of the high points of European civilization in an utterly engrossing look at the Etruscans, whose sophisticated culture laid the foundations for the great Roman Empire.

Extraordinary finds in northern Italy reveal the startling story of Europe's original hedonists and first superpower. The fun-loving Etruscans invented two spectator sports: gladiatorial combat and chariot racing.

They had an alphabet based on the Greek alphabet, a powerfully original sculptural and painting tradition, a religion based on human-type gods which they had learned from the Greeks, and a complicated set of rituals for divining the future, which they handed down to the Romans.

From their territories in modern-day Tuscany, they became the envy of the Mediterranean. They grew wealthy from trade, agriculture and mining, indulged in banqueting and sporting games, created elegant art and jewellery, and built some of Rome’s most important landmarks. Yet their origins, and the reason for their dramatic decline, remain a mystery.

Find out how this advanced civilization has influenced almost every aspect of Western life as we know it today, in this fascinating film that recreates the glory days of the Etruscans.

This DVD is accompanied by a beautifully illustrated 24-page hardcover book. Watch and discover the secrets of cultures that thrived for centuries and then disappeared, and at the same time read the captivating book packed with intriguing facts, illustrations, photography and more.

Narrated by William Hootkins
Produced by Cicada Films for Discovery Channel and S4C International (2003)


Region:             Region 0 (region-free)

Video format:     PAL

Sound:              Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo

Languages:       English

Subtitles:          None

Screen size:      Wide screen (16:9)

Duration:           50 mins approx



This DVD is produced in PAL video format (UK/Europe/etc). Buyers in the USA, Canada, Japan and other regions should check compatibility with their equipment before purchasing this DVD. If in doubt, please contact us.

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