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Princess of the City.avi
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Documentary series in which archaeology sheds light on history by unearthing secrets of the past..
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Transmission date : 13th January 2000
Channel : BBC2
Duration : 30 mins.
Country : Great Britain
Production Company : BBC
Distributors : BBC
Executive Producer : Caroline Van Den Brul
Series Producer : Ian Potts
Presenter : Julian Richards
Episode 13 The Princess of the city
In March 1999, archaeologists digging at Spitalfields in London uncovered an elaborate Roman sarcophagus with a beautifully-decorated lead coffin inside and in the soil at the end of the coffin, a set of jet objects and a very elaborate glass vessel, possibly hair decorations and a perfume jar, all clues to the identity of the person inside.
The contents of the grave included gold thread and fragments of textile, which later
analysis proves to be a garment of damask silk originally from China, elaborately woven with gold in Syria. Indeed a wealthy, highborn lady from her perfectly preserved skeleton and the grave goods and remnants of clothing found with her.
Presenter of the series archaeologist Julian Richards follows the story of this amazing discovery. And an insight into the Roman London all in all, a fascinating story of wealth, privilege, and the best funeral money could buy.
The programme concludes with a reconstruction of the woman's burial in Roman London.
As with all the Meet the Ancestors episodes this programme includes Excavation, Post Excavation, synthesis and facial reconstructions.
BFI : [url]http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/652966[/url]
Name.........: Meet the Ancestors – Princess of the City
Filesize.....: 181 MB (or 185,453 KB or 189,903,872 bytes)
Runtime......: 00:22:49 (34,227 fr)
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Video Bitrate: 783 kb/s
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Audio Bitrate: 320 kb/s (160/ch, stereo) CBR
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