Italy, Greece, and Turkey...
Join Dave Stotts on an adventure through world history as he tells the stories of the people, places, and events that shaped the ancient world, and how those ancient civilizations and the Christian faith shaped Western Civilization and the world we live in today.
While traveling to Italy, Greece, and Turkey, you'll learn about the ancient empires of Rome, Athens, and Constantinople. In studying the intersection of secular and biblical history, you'l learn how these ancient empires set the stage for the coming of Jesus Christ and the birth of the early Christian Church.
This is the first series that launched Drive Thru History, and like you've come to expect, the shows are fun, adventurous, a little goofy, and family-friendly. Not only will you and your family receive an excellent education, your fun-loving host Dave Stotts will keep you laughing all the way.
This extended-length release of Drive Thru History is nearly nine hours of content designed for all ages, spread across twelve, 45-minute episodes. That's 50% more content than the original release of the Ancient History series! The shows can be used as family entertainment or as a world history educational supplement.
12 episodes. 9 hours. 4 disks.
Your journey with Dave begins with one of his classic misadventures: getting lost in Rome. You’ll then wander your way back to visit the ancient heart of the city, Palatine Hill; meet the Emperors who walked the roads of Rome during the time of Christ; explore the Arch of Titus; and observe first-hand the destruction of Jerusalem. As always, Dave has plenty of surprises for you in store: on this trip, he’ll drag you into inciting a sword fight with a group of guards at the Coliseum, and throw you into the middle of an ancient Roman chariot race. You’ll witness the Great Fire of Rome, meander through the Roman Pantheon, and unravel the extent of Nero’s persecution of Christians and their influence on the Roman world.
Ready for Round 2? In this chapter of your journey, you and Dave will kick the trip into high gear and speed through the history of Western Civilization in a fast-paced, hilarious trek through Greece. You’ll encounter the people, places, and events that revolutionized Western Civilization—and the world, as we know it today.
Now, you and Dave will road-trip directly east, straight across the border of Turkey. You’ll have a front-row seat for more adventure, more laughs, and more thrilling twists and turns through history as Dave drives you through cities, ancient ruins, and destinations off the beaten path. You’ll discover how places like Smyrna and Sardis shifted the tides of the ancient world, and how the messages delivered to these cities as penned in the book of Revelation shed light onto what life was like for the early church. Then, you and Dave will swap your tires for a camel—yep, you read that right!—to ride through the hot springs of Hierapolis and explore the ruins of Laodicea and Colossae on a mission to uncover the fascinating historical clues these cities reveal.
As the last stretch of your journey, you and Dave will embark on an investigation of the intersection of Eastern and Western thought. You’ll meander through a local bazaar, stumble across underground cities that you just can’t help but to explore, and piece together clues as to why Istanbul was such a historically crucial city. Then, the two of you will voyage back across the ocean and find yourselves in Washington D.C., to discover how Greek, Roman, and Christian thought shaped the foundation of America.Episode 12: A Final Trip to Jerusalem