Travel back in time to experience history as it happened in this fascinating collection of dramatised documentaries. Beyond Imagination combines the latest archaeological discoveries with location shooting, and state-of-the-art computer effects to reveal the untold stories of these great monuments in history.PYRAMID BEYOND IMAGINATIONIn the middle of the desert stands the most extraordinary of all human monuments - The Great Pyramid of Giza. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that has survived. This film reveals how the mighty structure of the Great Pyramid was built.COLOSSEUM ROME'S ARENA OF DEATHTravel back in time to the glamour and bloodshed of ancient Rome's gladiatorial world, where men fought for their lives to satisfy the whims of emperors and a bloodthirsty populace. This production throws new light on the way gladiators really fought and trained and what made Roman society demand such extreme entertainment.POMPEII THE LAST DAYOn August 24 AD79 the city of Pompeii came to a devastating end as the mighty Vesuvius erupted, showering inhabitants with ash, smoke and rock. This film follows a cast of key characters to recreate a vivid and engaging account of the last day of Pompeii.
In Pyramid – Beyond Imagination you can follow the life-journey of Nakht, a rural nobody who, along with his brother, get conscripted and taken to Cairo with thousands of others to work on the Great Pyramid of Giza. Follow Nakht as he rises from simple quarry digger to a position of more authority over the ten years that the construction took, watch as pyramid building myths are debunked, and CGI is used to convey the size and grandeur of the pyramid.
Colosseum – Rome’s Arena of Death introduces the slave, Verus, who is quick to see that the life of a gladiator in the arena is far more glamorous and all-in-all less dangerous than an ultimately short life in the quarries. At gladiator school he learns to fight and survive. Verus becomes something of a celebrity in Rome and is nominated to fight in the opening 100 days of celebrations at the new arena, The Colosseum, built by the Emperor Titus. The Colosseum and the games must have been an incredible spectacle in the glory days of Rome.
However, it is probably the last of the three titles, Pompeii – The Last Day, that delivers the most in the way of a dramatic story. It presents Pompeii as of something of a small metropolis much like any other situated on the Bay of Naples. But what happens when their peace is shattered by the rumblings of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79? Terror, panic, horror, death and destruction - that’s what. As her citizens do their best to flee the city or dig in and wait for the horror to pass, we are witness to the total destruction of not only Pompeii but other communities in the area. This feature dispels the myth that the eruption and resulting burial of Pompeii was quick and caught her citizens off guard. It seems nothing could be further from the truth - and history shows that another next big eruption is due.