• Short Summary

    THE GLORY OF ANCIENT ROME WAS RE-LIVED YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WHEN CHARIOTEERS MADE A RE-APPEARANCE ON THE CITY'S ANCIENT PIAZZA DE SIENA FOR A RACE MEETING.

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    THE GLORY OF ANCIENT ROME WAS RE-LIVED YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WHEN CHARIOTEERS MADE A RE-APPEARANCE ON THE CITY'S ANCIENT PIAZZA DE SIENA FOR A RACE MEETING.

    THE CHARIOTS, THEIR DRIVERS AND HORSES NAMED AFTER ROME'S VARIOUS DISTRICTS, TOOK PLACE IN A SERIES OF RACES NEAR THE VILLA BORGHESE.

    CHARIOT RACING WAS A POPULAR SPORT AMONG THE CITIZENS OF ANCIENT ROME. IN THOSE DAYS IT WAS A FAR MORE DANGEROUS PASTIME - THE CHARIOT WHEELS WERE EQUIPPED WITH KNIVES AND PROTRUDING SPIKES ON WHICH WERE NOT INFREQUENTLY IMPALED.

    IN THE MODERN VERSION, THE SPIKES AND KNIVES HAVE BEEN DISCARDED, ALTHOUGH THE DRIVERS CONTINUE TO WEAR ANCIENT ROMAN ATTIRE AND THE CHARIOTS ARE REPLICAS OF THE VEHICLES OF ANCIENT DAYS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD5B4URFDPCL5IGQQ907Y7KJM7
    Media URN:
    VLVAD5B4URFDPCL5IGQQ907Y7KJM7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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