Time Scanners: Colosseum
The Colosseum in Rome has been pored over for hundreds of years by scientists and historians who have tried to piece together what this gigantic arena once looked like and how it worked. How did the Romans produce some of the most impressive gladiatorial games ever seen in Europe? How did the Colosseum's mysterious roof really work? And how does the mighty Colosseum compare to the popular sports venues of the 21st century?
Structural engineer Steve Burrows leads his team of laser-scanning experts to Rome on a quest to answer these questions and uncover some of the oldest mysteries of the Colosseum. Armed with incredible scanning technology and the latest simulation software, data will provide the clues to help Steve and his team reveal a brand new perspective on how the Romans staged their games.
Producer: Anthony Geffen, Lara Acaster
Production Year: 2014
Copyright Year: 2014
Director: Jay Taylor
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen