Battle of Harzhorn, The

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Category
History / Archeology
Duration
52'
Episodes
1
Direction
Florian Dedio
Versions
German / English
Production Company
LOOKS FILM & TELEVISION
Year of production
2010

At the end of 2008, German archeologists found an extraordinarily well-preserved Roman battlefield in Lower Saxony, 400km from the Roman Empire’s borders. They determined that the battle took place in the 3rd century AD – when Roman Empire itself was on the brink of collapse and more than 200 years after the date when Romans supposedly quitted campaigns into the German territory. How could the failing Roman Empire still have fought a major battle, so far from home? Who were their German enemies? And how could it be that, until now, nobody knew about it?