Offers an explanation for the disappearance of the tomb of Alexander the Great during the rise of Christianity. As Alexander had been deified, early Christians saw his tomb as a challenge to the worldly triumph of Christianity and sought to erase it from the historical record.
Professor Robert Langdon and Vittoria Vetra enter the Pantheon, a home for all the gods of Ancient Rome. Many architectural elements are featured, such as the oculus, dome, vestibule, and the Ionic and Corinthian columns.
Spanning over a thousand years, ancient Rome was a civilization of constant evolution. This great empire flourished through innovation and incorporation of the diverse cultures they conquered, such as the adoption of Latin and gladiatorial combat. Learn about the rise and fall of this ancient civilization and how its influence still endures today.