Read more about the article Secrets of Pompeii’s Greatest Treasures episode 2
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Secrets of Pompeii’s Greatest Treasures episode 2

Secrets of Pompeii's Greatest Treasures episode 2: Bettany Hughes unearths some fascinating stories from the devastated city, from its famous villas to tragic human casts. The streets and houses of Pompeii offer a mesmerising window into the life and times of the ancient Romans.     Bettany Hughes heads to the Ancient Roman City of Pompeii. Once compounded by volcanic ash, now a treasure trove of history. Almost 2,000 years on, Bettany explores the city to find remnants of the…

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Read more about the article Secrets of Pompeii’s Greatest Treasures episode 1
Secrets of Pompeii's Greatest Treasures episode 1
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Secrets of Pompeii’s Greatest Treasures episode 1

Secrets of Pompeii's Greatest Treasures episode 1: Bettany Hughes heads to the Ancient Roman City of Pompeii. Once compounded by volcanic ash, now a treasure trove of history. Almost 2,000 years on, Bettany explores the city to find remnants of the Roman empire, revealing the secrets of those who lived there, and really how different ancient Rome is to our world today. Exploring the villas usually off-limits to the public and the chilling remains of those that tried to escape…

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Pompeii – New Secrets Revealed with Mary Beard

Pompeii - New Secrets Revealed with Mary Beard: With unparalleled access to Pompeii and featuring cutting-edge modern technology, Mary Beard guides us through this amazing slice of the ancient world.     For the first time ever, CT scanning and x-ray equipment bring new light to the secrets of the victims of the 79 AD eruption. Mary unpacks the human stories behind the tragic figures - gladiators, slaves, businesswomen and children. She goes behind the scenes of the Great Pompeii…

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Pompeii – Life and Death in a Roman Town

Pompeii - Life and Death in a Roman Town: one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history. We know how its victims died, but this film sets out to answer another question - how did they live? Gleaning evidence from an extraordinary find, Cambridge professor and Pompeii expert Mary Beard provides new insight into the lives of the people who lived in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius before its cataclysmic eruption.     In a dark cellar in Oplontis,…

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Sex in the Ancient World — Pompeii and Egypt
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Sex in the Ancient World

Sex in the Ancient World: In the beginning was sex. To the ancient cultures, sexuality, love and sex were inextricably connected with the creation of the earth, the heavens and the underworld. To the citizens of the ancient civilizations that gave birth to ours, sensuality and sexuality were an integral part of society.   Sex in the Ancient World - Pompeii     This intriguing look at the sexual practices of ages past focuses on the infamous location of Pompeii,…

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