Pompeii's Final Hours: New Evidence

Pompeii's Final Hours: New Evidence

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Using new sources, new excavations, and the latest technology, `Pompeii's Final Hours: New Evidence' challenges what we think we know about the final days of Pompeii. New evidence is revealed to bring the final 48 hours of the Roman city to life. Historian Bettany Hughes, archaeologist Raksha Dave and John Sergeant have access to parts of the city which are not open to the public, and investigate how the Roman way of life has survived for 2000 years. The trio attempts to answer questions such as: `Why did so many people stay behind when their world was coming to an end?'. With the use of cutting edge scientific analysis, what we know about Pompeii's most famous bodies will be re-imagined.
Starring Bettany Hughes, Raksha Dave, John Sergeant