Pompeii's Final Hours: New Evidence

November 2018
46:27

Season 1 Episode 3

3.0 2 x
Historian Bettany Hughes, archaeologist Raksha Dave and John Sergeant describe what happened when Vesuvius, which had lain dormant for 700 years, finally erupted, unleashing its full horror on Pompeii and killing everyone who remained. Bettany tries to understand why so many stayed behind, John retraces the route of Pliny ...
45:00

Season 1 Episode 2

3.0 2 x
Historian Bettany Hughes, archaeologist Raksha Dave, and John Sergeant investigate what happened on the eve of the eruption, with John diving under the streets of Naples to find the extraordinary remains of one of the wonders of the ancient world - the Aqua Augusta. Raksha also climbs into the crater of Vesuvius to uncover...
47:30

Season 1 Episode 1

3.0 5 x
Historian Bettany Hughes, archaeologist Raksha Dave and John Sergeant reveal fresh evidence surrounding the volcano's eruption. They begin on October 22, 79AD, two days before Pompeii is destroyed, and piece together the final hours of the doomed city. Raksha joins a live dig, and John visits nearby Naples to find out how ...
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