Pompeii: Back from the Dead

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History Documentary hosted by Don Wildman, published by Discovery Channel in 2010 - English narration

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We know how the people of Pompeii died, but how did they live? This documentary examines the last people to die in Pompeii and the research into how the city's citizens lived prior to its destruction by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Two millennia ago, Mount Vesuvius rained destruction on the Roman town of Pompeii. As Vesuvius erupted, 54 men, women and children took refuge in a dark cellar. There, they waited, while their friends and neighbours fell victim to the heat and ash that engulfed the city. They thought they had survived the worst - instead, they became the last people to die in the disaster. The discovery of their perfectly preserved bones reveals much about the way the people of Pompeii lived - and died. Pompeii was a city of 12,000 people, a place where Roman aristocrats were served by their slaves, and where slaves could earn their freedom to become wealthy merchants themselves. This one-hour Discovery Channel special reveals how these people lived and died, by unlocking the genetic secrets that until recently lay buried in a cellar where a group of citizens sought refuge from the pumice, gas and the thousands of tons of volcanic ash emanating from Mount Vesuvius. In their skeletal remains are the blueprints of their lives. A groundbreaking forensic investigation by Dr. Fabian Kanz unlocks their most intimate secrets, and even details of their sex lives... POMPEII: BACK FROM THE DEAD takes viewers back in time and examines the eruption of Mount Vesuvius as never before, including the massive earthquake which preceded it. After such a huge natural disaster, why did the people in the cellar ignore the warning signs and choose to stay in Pompeii? Presenter Don Wildman takes viewers on a forensic investigation that will reveal the secrets of the rich and poor, from their sex lives, to their diet, to their extraordinary racial origins and the priceless treasures they were found with. Their skeletons are exhumed and tested, and their stories are told on POMPEII: BACK FROM THE DEAD. Produced by Lion Television All3 Media in Association with Brave New Media for Discovery Channel

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
Video Bitrate: 3 204 Kbps
Video Resolution: 1280x720
Display Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Frames Per Second: 25.000 FPS
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 384kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 6
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 43 min 33 s
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 1.09 GB
Source: HDTV
Capper: DiVERGE

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