Roman Catacomb Mystery

Roman Catacomb Mystery

DVD - 2014
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In 2002, maintenance workers stumbled through an opening in one of the tunnel walls and discovered a previously unknown complex of six small rooms, each stacked floor to ceiling with skeletons. It was a mass grave, locked away for nearly 2,000 years. Who were these people? Why were so many interred in one place, piled atop each other? And most important, what killed them?
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, [2014]
ISBN: 9781608830466
Branch Call Number: DVD-ED 945.632 ROMAN C
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
laser optical,NTSC
4 3/4 in.
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: PBS Distribution (Firm)
Alternative Title: Nova (Television program)


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Oct 02, 2015

Interesting, but after a while this "mysteries of..." or "secrets of ..." approach get a bit tiresome. Why not just assume someone looking at these documentaries is interested even tangentially in the topic, and just get on with it? The rather breathless narration, for me, takes away from the information being presented. That being said, this one is interesting because it deals with an exception to how these places were usually organized, and tries to figure out why.

Sep 06, 2014

PBS, as always, does great work in the documentary genre, particularly the series Nova. This examines an archaeological mystery of ancient Rome, exploring theories about a mass grave, the people buried there, and the cause of their deaths. The documentary is informative and insightful, though probably not for someone who might get nauseous at the sight of old bones.

aaa5756 Aug 07, 2014

PBS has done it again very well done documentary series. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.


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