Ancient Rome had a vast appetite for all types of metal and mineral products, including iron, lead, stone, marble, cinnabar, silver, tin, copper, gold, and precious stones. This excessive demand required that Roman mining operations reach a scale unimaginable before that time. Until recently, not much was known about ancient mining practices. Fortunately, due to exceptional and vital advances in archaeology, new information offers us an insight into Roman mining that we never imagined. Viewers will be amazed at the enormous variety of minerals and their uses in Roman society.
Length: 59 mins.
Director: Jose Antonio Muñiz
Producer(s): Jose Antonio Muñiz
Distributor: Charo Penedo - Surreal TV