"They Builded Well In Those Days" 1929

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    Rome, Italy.

    Full titles read: "THEY BUILDED WELL IN THOSE DAYS ! - Signor Mussolini and Cabinet inspect completion of excavation of the recently discovered "MARKET of TRAJAN" dating from the earliest days of the Christian era."

    L/S of a uniformed Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) with dignitaries walking down steps into the "Market of Trajan". Various shots of Mussolini walking around the major archaeological site. L/S's the ancient buildings.

    Intertitle reads: "ANCIENT & MODERN Trams now pass above the ancient part of "the Eternal City."

    L/S of tram passing by next to old building. Good high angle shot of the ancient city.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    19532
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    808.06
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:35:00 / 01:09:33:00
    Canister:
    G 1656
    Sort Number:
    G 1656
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    Historical Figures & Celebrities Travel & Exploration Religion & Politics
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    politics Mussolini archives Archaeology Archives Ancient Rome
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