- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: January 31, 2005
Climb the slopes of the ancient volcano and see the ongoing excavations at one of the world's most important archeological sites.
In 79 AD, the volcano Vesuvius exploded, burying the city of Pompeii and other Roman towns along the Bay of Naples beneath layers of ash and pumice. Pompeii was rediscovered in the 18th century, but only recently have archaeologists and volcanologists come to understand exactly how the eruption unfolded, and why it took the people of Pompeii almost entirely by surprise.
POMPEII SECRETS REVEALED visits the Bay of Naples, an area built on ancient volcanic rock, some of it still steaming. Climb the world's most active volcano--Stromboli, an island near Sicily--where "fireworks" from the mountain are a nightly entertainment. Back at Pompeii, search for clues that might have enlightened the Romans to the growing threat in their midst. And play with fire as we follow the story right into the heart of Vesuvius.