History

Pompeii: The New Dig

The series follows the biggest archaeological excavation in Pompeii for a generation. Exciting discoveries and fresco-inspired animations tell the story of life in Pompeii AD 79. It also imagines the horrors faced by resident as Vesuvius erupted.

Episode 3

53m 57s

In Pompeii, the excavation of a wealthy villa, bakery and laundry reaches its climax. Chilling revelations about what people were doing in the final terrifying hours in AD 79 are revealed. As the eruption began to subside, were they over the worst?

Episodes

  • Episode 3: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3

    S1 E3 - 53m 57s

    In Pompeii, the excavation of a wealthy villa, bakery and laundry reaches its climax. Chilling revelations about what people were doing in the final terrifying hours in AD 79 are revealed. As the eruption began to subside, were they over the worst?

  • Episode 2: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2

    S1 E2 - 53m 20s

    At Pompeii, a new excavation continues to unearth rich discoveries. Professor Steven Tuck of Miami University joins the team to look for those who might have escaped the city. His pioneering new investigation finds evidence that some Pompeiians survived the eruption of AD 79.

  • Episode 1: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 1

    S1 E1 - 53m 29s

    At Pompeii, archaeologists begin the biggest dig in a generation. Told through the drama of the dig, the episode imagines what life was like in Pompeii before the eruption. The episode also looks at the horror faced by the residents as Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.

Extras + Features

  • A Deadly Pyroclastic Flow Hits Pompeii: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Deadly Pyroclastic Flow Hits Pompeii

    S1 E3 - 2m 24s

    Volcanologist Professor Chris Jackson reveals the power of the deadly pyroclastic flow that had swept through Pompeii, killing everything in its path. He identifies the tell-tale signs of the killer pyroclastic flow on a wall of pumice and ash.

  • The Black Frescoes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Black Frescoes

    S1 E3 - 3m 18s

    Pompeii’s director, Dr. Gabriel Zuchtriegel, reveals an incredible discovery in a room in the new wealthy house. Intricate frescoes depicting scenes from Homer’s Iliad painted on black walls.

  • Episode 3 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3 Preview

    S1 E3 - 30s

    In Pompeii, the excavation of a wealthy villa, bakery and laundry reaches its climax with chilling revelations about what people were doing in the final terrifying hours in AD 79.

  • Discovering a 3D Snake: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Discovering a 3D Snake

    S1 E3 - 2m 28s

    The archaeologist makes an unusual discovery at the excavation of the wealthy house: two three-dimensional snakes in relief along with a shrine and altar. They decide this is where the house owner would have made offerings to the gods.

  • Professor Tuck Begins His Search: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Professor Tuck Begins His Search

    S1 E2 - 3m 2s

    Professor Steven Tuck of Miami University begins a pioneering new research project looking for potential eruption survivors. He starts by visiting a newly discovered tomb that holds vital clues as to how many people lived in Pompeii in 79 AD.

  • Episode 2 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2 Preview

    S1 E2 - 30s

    At Pompeii, a new excavation continues to unearth rich discoveries, while a pioneering new investigation finds evidence that some Pompeiians survived the eruption of AD 79.

  • Ceiling Fresco: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ceiling Fresco

    S1 E2 - 1m 37s

    Two of the archaeologists begin to reconstruct an elaborate and intricately painted fresco. As they piece it back together, it reveals a scene from the Middle East. The delicate painting is one of the best found in Pompeii, and the surprise is that the artist painted it directly onto a ceiling.

  • Stay or Flee: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Stay or Flee

    S1 E2 - 2m 20s

    Professor Steven Tuck of Miami University begins a pioneering new research project looking for potential eruption survivors. He starts by visiting a newly discovered tomb that holds vital clues as to how many people lived in Pompeii in AD 79.

  • Marble At No Expense: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Marble At No Expense

    S1 E2 - 1m 19s

    Professor Steven Tuck of Miami University begins a pioneering new research project looking for potential eruption survivors. He starts by visiting a newly discovered tomb that holds vital clues as to how many people lived in Pompeii in AD 79.

  • Achilles Restoration: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Achilles Restoration

    S1 E2 - 2m 2s

    The all-Italian archaeologists discover expensive marble furniture in the atrium area of the wealthy residence. They think the owner would have used it to show his wealth and status to his guests and clients.

  • Pickaxe: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pickaxe

    S1 E1 - 1m 38s

    In a small room, the archaeologists discover 2000-year-old workman’s tools just where the workman left them at the time of the eruption. They include hoes and a pickaxe that has hardly changed since AD 79.

  • Valeria Makes a Shocking Discovery: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Valeria Makes a Shocking Discovery

    S1 E1 - 1m 59s

    In a small room at the front of the building, anthropologist Dr. Valeria Amoretti is carefully excavating the remains of two bodies. They are skeletons of two women who have been crushed by a collapsing ceiling.

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