Rome’s Lost Empire
November 29, 2012
by Graeme Earl
A documentary called Rome’s Lost Empire featuring our work at Portus funded by the AHRC and the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma (Ostia Antica) was broadcast on BBC One in the UK at 8:40 pm on Sunday 9th December 2012.
You can watch it now on BBC iPlayer from within the UK.
If you are interested in behind the scenes information on the computer graphics on the programme and how it benefits our research read the Reconstructing Portus – Rome’s Lost Empire post.
You can find out further details on the main BBC website. Members of the Portus team tweeted during the broadcast using #portusproject and #RomesLostEmpire. You can keep up to date on developments at Portus and in our other research by following @ArchCRG
You can also watch the latest trail featuring Dan Snow in the video at the bottom of this page.
- News release describing the Portus story
- Our undergraduate and postgraduate students get involved in Portus each year. If you would like to learn more about studying at Southampton visit our archaeology department website.
- The Portus project is using ChronoZoom, from Microsoft Research, to allow visitors to travel through time and find out more about Portus. ChronoZoom brings Big History to life, from the Big Bang to the present day, all through your web browser. Explore Portus in ChronoZoom now Learn more about the collaboration on our chronozoom blog post.
- Learn about the other archaeological computing research and teaching in the Archaeological Computing Research Group (ACRG) at the University of Southampton. Become a “space archaeologist” yourself!
- Behind the scenes details of the CGI work.
- See how we are going to provide virtual fieldwork experiences of Portus for disabled students and others with limited access to the site
- Lots more exciting projects relating to ports and the maritime past can be discovered at the University of Southampton Centre for Maritime Archaeology (CMA).
- There is another preview of the programme on the BBC Video For Learning website.