Watch the video only if you have only a passing acquaintance with science, archaeology, and/or history.

The comments I left on that ridiculous post:

To answer in one word the question posed by the title of this post: No. 

To answer it in two words: Hell no.

Problem #1 in this video is his tacit endorsement of (albeit casual) archaeological looting. This is clearly what the author means by “speculative archaeology.”The glass slides he shows are modern. There are ancient equivalents, but much, much more fragmentary and made with gold and glass. None come from Dalmatia (Croatia). The other glass slides are modern reproductions of a wall painting of “Flora” from Stabiae, in southern Italy.

That hunk of metal at 1:08 and 1:14 is also clearly modern.

And as Rex Jvba points out in his comment, the coin is not authentic either.

I’m just one of many *actual* archaeologists who are really sad to see archaeology bastardized and exploited so casually as a means to fund a personal pet project.

See also RogueClassicist for a good breaking-down of this filmmaker’s “evidence” for ancient cinema.

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