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On 24 August AD79 Mount Vesuvius erupted, showering the Pompeii with ash, smoke and rock. Some escaped, but those who remained were entombed forever. Combining dramatic reconstructions, expert investigations, and CGI, this film recreates a vivid and engaging account of the last day.
This is the true story of the last day of Pompeii, told first-hand through the experiences of those who witnessed it, tried to escape from it, were killed by it and in one case, survived to write about it. Gaius Plinius Minor's account of the disaster survives to this day, providing the strongest possible factual basis for the drama.
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- Premiered: January 30, 2005
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: The final moments of the city that was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, are re-created using dramatic reconstructions, historical descriptions and computer imagery to follow a cast of characters that includes lovers, soldiers, slaves… (more)
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