In February 2021, teams from the Archaeological Park of Pompeii made an exceptional discovery: an astoundingly well preserved, nearly intact, Roman ceremonial chariot was unearthed in the northern section of the site. To date, this ornate chariot is the first of its kind to be discovered. Alongside the many scientists who took part in the campaign to restore the chariot, we return to ancient Rome in order to put the chariot in context. What could have been its use? How may vehicles have evolved during this time? What would traffic have looked like in the streets of Pompeii? Was owning a chariot, and horses, still a sign of social prestige? Don’t miss this investigation. Travel through time with us as we try to unravel the mysteries of this discovery.
Length: 52 mins.
Language: English, French w/ English subtitles
Director: Thomas Marlier
Producer(s): STÉPHANE MILLIÈRE
Distributor: Gedeon Programmes