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Ancient Invisible Cities

Hippodrome Cistern

Clip: Season 1 | 1m 58s

Host Darius Arya and historian Kerim Altug go deep underneath the 1,600-year-old Roman chariot racetrack, the Hippodrome, to explore one of the most extraordinary places in this ancient city. Darius and Kerim struggle through the dark to find that the Hippodrome’s passageways were converted into a huge water storage tank - the city’s insurance against drought, fire and siege.

Aired: 09/12/18

Rating: TV-PG

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