What happened to the 30 Romans whose decapitated bodies were found buried in York, the town from which in the 3rd century A.D. the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus and his sons Caracalla and Geta led a brutal campaign against the Scots.

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What happened to the 30 Romans whose decapitated bodies were found buried in York, the town from which in the 3rd century A.D. the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus and his sons Caracalla and Geta led a brutal campaign against the Scots.

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9 May 2007 (USA)  »

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Sort of like "Forensic Files" set in the time of the ancient Romans.
23 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

This episode is set in York, England. A group of thirty corpses is found in an ancient burial ground. This isn't unusual--after all, various civilizations have been there for many millenia. However, what makes them so unusual is that all thirty have been decapitated! Who were these people---were they Romans or members of a local tribe? And why were they killed this way? In addition to having their heads lopped off, they had many other violent injuries--including, in one case, a stab wound to the groin (ouch!!).

The show, as usual, is narrated by Liev Schrieber and consists of many interviews with various British academicians as well as a few brief recreations. It's very typical of the shows in this series--and is similarly well done and fascinating. A very good show for those who love history and/or love forensics. Well worth seeing.


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