Secrets of the Dead (2000– )
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Lost Ships of Rome 

Secrets of the Dead follows a group of maritime archaeologists as they examine several Roman shipwrecks near the island of Ventotene.


Robert Hartel

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Episode credited cast:
Annelise Freisenbruch Annelise Freisenbruch ... Herself - Author 'The First Ladies of Rome'
Timmy Gambin Timmy Gambin ... Himself - Maritime Archaeologist
Armen Garo ... Translator of Salvatore Schiano (voice)
Craig Mullen Craig Mullen ... Himself - Diver
Eric Mullen Eric Mullen ... Himself - Diver
Aaron Podesta Aaron Podesta ... Himself - Captain
Roberto Rinaldi Roberto Rinaldi ... Himself - Diver
Liev Schreiber ... Himself - Narrator


Secrets of the Dead follows a group of maritime archaeologists as they examine several Roman shipwrecks near the island of Ventotene.

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17 November 2010 (UK) See more »

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An interesting glimpse into ancient Roman life...
5 October 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This episode of "Secrets of the Dead" is a very interesting one. Researchers are investigating a series of shipwrecks of ancient Roman-era vessels. While they weren't carrying treasure in a traditional sense, they are interesting because of their cargo--mostly foods and cooking equipment used by common and not so common people. Amphorae, mortar and garum are among the things they find.

If I was still teaching, I'd love to show at least part of this to my students in history class. Much of it is worth seeing, but I know that my old high school students would have loved to learn about garum--because it seems very disgusting. It's a sauce made out of fermenting raw fish and the Romans loved it--and the crew of the ship doing the dives decide to try making it themselves. It's pretty nasty looking--and that's EXACTLY the sort of thing kids find interesting. I doubt if I could have gotten the kids to actually try eating it, however! Well made and a nice glimpse into the lives of the ancients--particularly Augustus Caesar's unruly daughter.

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