Directors: Georg Graffe, Stephan Köster, colour, 50 mins
A four-part documentary series that examines the events leading to the fall of the great empires of Egypt, Persia, Carthage and Rome. Why did powerful and successful world empires like these suddenly collapse like houses of cards – seemingly despite their power, wealth and military might. Experts of several countries and sciences give answers. With the help of computer animation, the places of past years can be seen once more.
Episode 1 – Storm over Persia (Sturm über Persien)
Episode 2 – Death on the Nile (Tod am Nil)
Episode 3 - The Fall of Carthage (Der Fall Karthagos)
Episode 4 - The Battle for Rome (Kampf um Rom)