Leicester expert on Ancient Rome appears in BBC's 'Rome's Lost Empire'

Posted by hct16 at Dec 14, 2012 01:23 PM |
University of Leicester's Professor David Mattingly appears on television programme
Leicester expert on Ancient Rome appears in BBC's 'Rome's Lost Empire'

Professor David Mattingly

Professor David Mattingly, of our School of Archaeology and Ancient History, lent his expertise on Roman Archaeology to the BBC's recent documentary ‘Rome’s Lost Empire’.

The one-off programme made use of the latest satellite technology in an attempt to reveal the secrets of the Roman Empire.

Together with space archaeologist Sarah Parcak, presenter Dan Snow set out to identify and then track down lost cities, amphitheatres and forts in an adventure that saw him travel through some of the most spectacular parts of the former empire.

The documentary used cutting-edge technology and traditional archaeology to help build a better understanding of how Rome held such a large empire together for so long.

Professor Mattingly, described as the world’s leading expert on the southern Roman Empire, featured heavily.

Watch ‘Rome’s Lost Empire on BBC iplayer click here.