Fall of the Empires
screenable online: 4 episodes
The documentary series "The Fall of Empires“ portrays in lavish pictures the moving story of the rise and fall of great empires. Egypt, Rome, Byzantium and the Holy Empire, all tell the story of rising tribal princes and divine kings, of political visions and religious ideas, of victories and defeats. "The Fall of Empires“ looks at imperial realms from different periods of history that are linked, however, by one common factor: the Mediterranean. It is on the coasts of the Mediterranean that the advanced cultures and superpowers of Antiquity rise. Here, emperors and kings fight to win power and prosperity. Whoever rules the Mediterranean lands has achieved his dream of imperial might - and rules the world.