About the Show
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79, the bodies of the people of Pompeii were perfectly preserved in their final moments. Using 21st-century forensics, this film reveals for the first time the unique set of circumstances that led to this remarkable preservation. Leading volcanologists, archaeologists and forensic scientists piece together this incredible mystery. The programme reveals who the victims were, and why they were caught in such lifelike poses, apparently not trying to escape. Stunning CGI shows the incredible power of the Vesuvius eruption, with facial reconstruction techniques revealing the faces of the victims.