Documentary explores the history surrounding the destruction of Pompeii and its inhabitants in 79 A.D. by the volcano Vesuvius.

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Barbara Jampel

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Episode credited cast:
Robert Foxworth ... Himself - Narrator
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Sara C. Bisel Sara C. Bisel ... Herself - Archaeologist
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This documentary explores the history of Mount Vesuvius and is destruction of the Ancient Roman city of Pompeii in 79 A.D. as well as the destruction of its sister city Herculaneum on the souther slope of the volcano. Although the inhabitants had ample warning only those living in Herculaneum heeded the signs of the upcoming disaster. Remains of the city's unfortunate inhabitants as well as the ruins of their once-proud city are shown. Written by duke10290@aol.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1987 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: [Closing lines] Long after the sun has disappeared from the sky, the mountain shadow continues.
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Featured in 30 Years of National Geographic Specials (1995) See more »

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