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Dec. 2010
Ancient Superpower
For centuries, Rome governed hundreds of thousands of people in an empire that covered as much as 2 million square miles. In an age when most travel was done on foot, how was this possible? Digging deep into the lives of two emperors who presided over one of the most successful periods in Roman history, NGC explores how the empire owed its longevity to its ambition, innovation and genius for administration. See how Rome endured for centuries as one of the greatest bureaucracies on earth.
 
Dec. 2010
Birth of Rome
Over centuries, the Romans transformed a swamp on the banks of the Tiber into a settlement, then a city of brick, and ultimately the gleaming marble core of the ancient world's greatest empire. Journey through massive Roman tunnels and trace the city's architectural and engineering evolution, including tombs, temples, monuments and aqueducts. See how the Romans converted an uninhabitable region into the home of some of the most impressive monumental architecture the world has ever seen.
 
14 Dec. 2010
Legend of the Holy Spear
When Jesus was supposedly crucified 2,000 years ago, it is said that a Roman guard thrust a spear into his side to see if he was still alive. Based on that story/myth, a central tenet of Christian faith was conceived: Jesus had died, then risen from the dead. From that moment the spear that supposedly pierced him became a powerful holy relic. What happened to the spear thereafter is a heady mix of myth, half truth and fact. To confuse matters further, today there are three spears claiming to be the Holy Spear. This legend of the Holy Spear follows two investigators ...
 
18 Jul. 2011
Rise of Christianity
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18 Jul. 2011
War Machine
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