Pompeii: Life Before the Eruption

The Ancients

The ancient city of Pompeii is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries on earth. Frozen in time since 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius erupted, its story is one that continues today.

In episode one of this special series, Tristan Hughes takes you into its bustling streets: from markets to homes, experience the vibrancy and intricacies of Pompeian life. Meet one of the city’s most impressive residents and unearth the textures of everyday existence in a world paused in time, only to be rediscovered centuries later.

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