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The Other Pompeii Life & Death in Herculaneum - As Seen on BBC2 [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: IMC Vision
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Feb 2014
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • ASIN: B00H49IX3Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,165 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Just 10 miles from Pompeii, along the ancient shoreline, 12 arched vaults are telling a whole new story about what life was like before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. They contain the skeletons of no less than 340 people, just 10% of the local population, killed by the volcano. Amongst them are the first new skeletons to be found in the area for 30 years; they are now the subject of a ground-breaking scientific investigation secured in a world exclusive for BBC2. Presented by Pompeianist Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill of the University of Cambridge and Director of the Herculaneum Conservation Project we meet the scientists leading the forensic project - Luca Bondioli and Luciano Fattore - and then go on a tour of the incredible town where the skeletons once lived. On his journey Andrew uncovers their houses, their wooden furniture and their food which are perfectly preserved by a layer of ash up to five times deeper than Pompeii. With stunning aerial photography of Herculaneum, this film gives us a behind the scenes look at this place and its extraordinary ancient inhabitants as they've never been seen before. It opens the lid on a tiny, yet astonishing Roman town, which drew immigrants from Syria and beyond, and where perfectly preserved court transcripts scratched on wooden tablets tell of slaves challenging their status in the town's courts. The Other Pompeii: Life and Death in Herculaneum unravels a surprising story of resilience, courage and humanity.

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Just 10 miles from Pompeii, along the ancient shoreline, 12 arched vaults are telling a whole new story about what life was like before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. They contain the skeletons of no less than 340 people, just 10% of the local population, killed by the volcano. Amongst them are the first new skeletons to be found in the area for 30 years; they are now the subject of a ground-breaking scientific investigation secured in a world exclusive for BBC2. Presented by Pompeianist Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill of the University of Cambridge and Director of the Herculaneum Conservation Project we meet the scientists leading the forensic project - Luca Bondioli and Luciano Fattore - and then go on a tour of the incredible town where the skeletons once lived. On his journey Andrew uncovers their houses, their wooden furniture and their food which are perfectly preserved by a layer of ash up to five times deeper than Pompeii. With stunning aerial photography of Herculaneum, this film gives us a behind the scenes look at this place and its extraordinary ancient inhabitants as they've never been seen before. It opens the lid on a tiny, yet astonishing Roman town, which drew immigrants from Syria and beyond, and where perfectly preserved court transcripts scratched on wooden tablets tell of slaves challenging their status in the town's courts. The Other Pompeii: Life and Death in Herculaneum unravels a surprising story of resilience, courage and humanity.


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