Episode 8 - Pompeii Volcano Apocalypse
Destroyed by an eruption from Vesuvius in AD 79 and buried beneath rock and ash, the doomed Roman city of Pompeii is one of the greatest treasures of the classical world. One third of the city has remained untouched ever since its discovery. Now archaeologists are finally digging inside this mysterious sector. New discoveries reveal the horror of the cataclysm that wiped out this metropolis. Can archaeologists answer some of Pompeii’s most enduring mysteries: who founded this city and why did they build it in the blast zone of mainland Europe’s most active volcano?