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Pompeii: The New Dig

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Pompeii: The New Dig

Pompeii: The New Dig

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Wednesdays, May 15–29, at 10 PM
Thursdays, May 16–30, at 3 AM
Mondays, May 20–27, at 5 PM

 

Follow the biggest archaeological excavation in Pompeii for a generation in this landmark three-part series. Through exciting discoveries and fresco-inspired animations, imagine the life and horrors faced in Pompeii as Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.

 

Episode 1: The Bodies

Archaeologists embark on the biggest dig in a generation at Pompeii. Told through the drama of the dig, imagine what life was like in Pompeii before the eruption and the horror faced by the residents as Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.

 

Episode 2: Escape

A new excavation in Pompeii continues to unearth rich discoveries. Professor Steven Tuck of Miami University joins the team to look for evidence of Pompeiians who might have survived the eruption of AD 79.

 

Episode 3: The Final Hours

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

Pompeii: The New Dig

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The series follows the biggest archaeological excavation in Pompeii for a generation.