SECRETS OF THE DEAD: The Nero Files
Airs Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sunday, Feb. 24 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2
Monday, February 18, 2019
Credit: Photographer: Helmut Wimmer © Interspot Film GmbH
The Roman emperor Nero is considered one of history’s greatest criminals.
His name has become synonymous with evil, as historic accounts have accused him of killing his stepbrother, his wife and his mother, as well persecuting Christians and instigating the devastating Great Fire of Rome.
This is the judgement that is passed in history from one generation to the next, but are these accounts of Nero’s reign accurate?
New scientific discoveries and a closer examination of the ancient texts written about Nero cast a different light on the Roman emperor and the accusations levelled against him.
SECRETS OF THE DEAD "The Nero Files" follows internationally renowned criminal psychologist Thomas Müller and a team of scientists and historians as they investigate the new evidence in order to discover the truth about the controversial emperor.
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