Take six modern day builders, Vitruvius’s Roman villa manual (written in 25BC) and tools and materials known to the Romans. Stripped of modern technology, can our motley crew build a Roman Villa from scratch?
This unique experimental archaeology project tests the builders’ skills and dedication – and archaeologists’ theories about how the Romans built. The 6 modern builders hail from across Britain: larger than life characters and skilled in their own trades, they are foreman Jim, plumber Kevin, plasterer Tim, carpenter Fred, brick-layer Darren and labourer Ben.
Their challenge is to build a full size Roman villa at Wroxeter, Shropshire, which was once Britain’s fourth largest Roman town.
|Distributor:||Endemol Worldwide Distribution|
|Format:||6 x 60 min|
|Executive Producer:||Tom Brisley, Julian Ware|
|Produced by:||Lynda Regnier|
|Directed by:||Graham Johnston, Rob McCabe|