Ladies and Gentlemen in this episode we explore none other than the Column of Trajan and the Dacian Wars.
And we are guided through this monumental praise of Roman history by none other than Dr. Darius Arya! If you have watched history documentaries like Ancient Cities and Ancients Behaving Badly, then you will be even more excited to see him on the screen yet again, to lead us into history and show us the remnants of the Roman world and its people.
We explore the history of the column itself, and ask ourselves what we know of the men who built it?
What does the column portray? What messages are seen in the reliefs themselves? What were the Dacian Wars? What does it tell us about the roman army? And most importantly, what does it tell us about the Romans themselves?
Archaeologist, TV Host, and heritage preservationist, Darius Arya holds a Ph.D. in classical archaeology from the University of Texas at Austin and is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome. He has spent over 20 years in Rome, Italy teaching, excavating, and sharing his passion and knowledge about the ancient world on History, National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, Smithsonian, and Italian national TV. A research fellow at Getty Conservation Institute, Darius has worked with International heritage preservation organizations throughout the world, concentrating on the Mediterranean area, as well as Italian museums, sites, superintendencies, and heritage ministries for outreach and global engagement. He is a Rome and ancient world expert, in the areas of religion, social history, architecture and engineering, ancient leaders, and more. He's appeared on over 50 individual shows, most recently hosting PBS' Ancient Invisible Cities: Cairo, Athens, Istanbul. From Rome's he's also hosted RAI5's Under Italy for two seasons, exploring the underbelly of Italy's most historic cities.
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