Pompeii: The Eruption of Vesuvius

‎The Ancients

This episode contains references to scenes that some listeners may find distressing

In 79 AD, ancient armageddon hit Pompeii: Mount Vesuvius erupted, freezing in time a town and its inhabitants.

Nearly 2000 years on, Pompeii’s story continues. In the last episode of our special mini series, we’re exploring the stages of the eruption, how the town was buried, and how it was eventually found nearly 1500 years later.

Hear from our only eyewitness account, Pliny the Younger, on what the tragedy looked like, discover what the Romans knew after the eruption and why they came back, and how Caroline Bonaparte, Napoleon’s sister, contributed to first efforts of public conservation.

The series was written and produced by Elena Guthrie

The Assistant Producer was Annie Coloe

It was edited and mixed by Aidan Lonergan

The voice actor was Wilfred Duggan

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