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About the Show

It was a major catastrophe in human history — the day in 79AD when the Roman seaport of Pompeii was buried under the ashes of Vesuvius and countless people were killed. Pompeii was preserved perfectly, a snapshot of Roman antiquity. The city has become a symbol of this entire epoch. And nearly 2,000 years after the eruption, the myth of Pompeii has lost none of its fascination. But its history does not end with its terrible downfall. This documentary tells for the first time what happened after the devastating volcanic eruption: how this natural disaster was dealt with, how the Roman emperor Titus intervened, and how the region's economic revival began.