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The Facts

A HISTORICAL DRAMA SERIES BASED ON TRUE EVENTS

 

48 Uniquely Linked 1 & 2 Hour Episodes Over Four Seasons 

Explore background information, historical facts and evidence based on archeology, science and Biblical accounts.

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Introduction

The events that took place in the Middle East between 40BC and 96AD changed the world forever. So much so, that the world's most predominant ruling body, the Roman Empire, changed the world’s calendar to give ancient history an end date and modern history a new beginning. 

The Evidence

 

Archaeology in the Middle East has uncovered over 25,000 artifacts - items which verify biblical records to be accurate.

 

From the discovery of a inscription in the excavated wall of Caesarea, which verified Pontius Pilate as being the Governor of Judea from the year 26 AD, to the discovery of crucifixion nails in the Ossuary (burial box) of Caiaphus, the High Priest, archaeology hasn't failed to stun scientists and historians alike as to accuracy of the book we now call the Bible. 

 

But the writers of the Bible were not the only writers alive at this time. Secular writers also recorded many of the events that took place along with the lives of prominent people. These writers included Josephus (who was a contemporary of the Apostle Paul) and Pliny (a respected Roman journalist who was killed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD)

 

The books of Josephus, Pliny, Eusubius, and scores of other writers and historians have been compared and crossed referenced to ensure that the historical facts contained in content of PAX REGNUM are accurate and complete. Only where there are 'loose ends' do the writers of 'PAX' use reasonable deduction to complete otherwise verifiable historical facts to create what are often, little or unknown stories.

 

Development

Several years of research have resulted in the assembly of PAX REGNUM as a continual series of inter-linked, compelling, factual stories. The development ethos has been to stay with verifiable evidence and to apply reasonable logical deduction only where needed to complete the flow of factual information.

 

The series provides logical, fact-based deduction that answer countless questions often left unanswered by historians and therologians alike. It also provides much of the missing narrative around the lives of key people and events.

Background

The creation of PAX REGNUM started when the founder considered making a historical documentary about the life of Christ from a historical perspective.  This  required an understanding of the times in which Christ lived, as well as the need to examine both religious and secular accounts of His life and records of His contemporaries and adversaries.      

 

Until now, no TV Series has thoroughly researched and accurately portrayed the people and cultures of the time. Nor have they accurately reflected the social and political climates when creating a narrative of the birth of Christianity. Yet this information is crucial to gain a full understanding of the men and women whose lives are written in history and how their lives in turn, resulted in the Roman Empire’s change taking place from within. 

 

The result of several years of research is now here. A historical TV drama series like no other. A series that accurately reflects the life and times it portrays and which aligns the content of the New Testament with parallel events in history.

One which illuminates the effect of one on the other and who’s content is corroborated by historical records and archaeology; resulting in compelling viewing.

 

With a narrative of compelling content taken from historical events from 40 BC though to the end of the first century AD, this is a historical drama series containing people and events known throughout history.  Marc Antony, Cleopatra, Augustus Caesar, Herod the Great, Pontius Pilate, Caligula, Tiberius and Nero to name just a few.  They participated in great battles, lived through famines, earthquakes, sieges and even the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Yet these are just a few of the major events and people who feature in Pax Regnum during its four seasons.

 

The narrative also encapsulates the unique set of global events that led to the birth and life of Christ, portrays the power of His ministry and His impact on Rome, even before the establishment of the early church. Pax Regnum carefully adjoins the content of the New Testament with historical events and biographies of the same era. 

 
 

A New Perspective

 

Unlike any previous film or TV series based around the fascinating history of Rome, PAX REGNUM charts the intense and volatile relationship between Rome and Jerusalem during the reign of the Herodian dynasty.  A period in which the Roman Empire's foundations were so significantly shaken that it led to a fight for radical reform.    

 

Each episode draws on the true stories of Rome's Emperors and Generals along with their interaction with Palestine's most prominent Kings, rulers and lesser-known heroic leaders. They bring to life some of history’s most dramatic events and factual accounts of people known to us through history. But also how the relationship between Rome and the Jews during this critical period of history of both nations, shaped the world we live in today.    

 

Each season has a back story of the Roman Empire’s growth, it’s moral decline and the challenges posed by famines, earthquakes and civil unrest.

 

Season Four also recreates the events surrounding the great fire of Rome and the final act of defiance against the Jews in the the looting of treasures taken from Jerusalem’s Temple to finance the building of the Colloseum. And of course, Rome’s symbolic lifestyle, portrayed by the city of Pompeii until its destruction in 79AD, the same year, another subject of fascination for contemporary audiences.  

A Matter of Time

 

In 525 AD the world's most predominant ruling body, the Roman Empire, changed the world’s calendar to give ancient history an end date and modern history a new beginning. 

 

No longer would the world be taught that modern history started when the Roman Republic was formed in 743 BC, instead, modern history would start at the time of the birth of Yeshua ben Josef, (Jesus Christ), a year to be know as 1 AD.

 

The Roman year 754 AUC (Anno Urbis Conditae) was therefore changed to 1 AD (Anno Domini) and Rome's founding year was relegated be 753 BC (Before Christ).

 

Because this change was not made unto 525AD, which was over 500 years after the birth of Christ, the calculation was erroneous. We now know that Christ was most likely born in 5, or possibly as late as 4 BC. 

 

Nevertheless, in the eyes of the most powerful rulers on the earth at that time, this one momentous event warranted the timeline of earth's history to be changed. Now, Rome recognized that this one single event would have the potential to change the lives of all mankind.