Secrets of the Dead

Preview | Last Days of Pompeii

What were the last days in Pompeii like before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius 2,000 years ago? The dazzling discovery of an intact wooden chariot, the only one ever found, provides new insight into the social classes of the ancient city.

Preview | Last Days of Pompeii


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