Season 26, Episode 5 Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius

First Aired: July 6, 1999

Recalling the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in southern Italy in A.D. 79. The hour includes a visit to the remains of the city of Pompeii, which was completely engulfed by volcanic ash. Also: how scientists are attempting to predict a future eruption.

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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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