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Using the latest in 3D scanning technologies, Alexander Armstrong explores the underground and underwater world of Venice that reveals the secrets of its 2000-year-old history. From the secrets of its canals and how the city remains standing in a swamp to the hidden spaces in the Doges Palace that helped forge a state that was one of the Mediterranean’s greatest empires. With BBC Studios.
Xander explores the island where quarantine was invented – the forty day of isolation that protected the city from plague.