Saturday 11 December 2010


For those of you in the US, Monday night at 9pm you can watch the National Geographic Channel's new documentary about Pompeii, WHEN ROME RULED: DOOMSDAY POMPEII:

This is the story of a disaster like no other. When Mount Vesuvius erupted, it rained 8 million tons of debris onto Pompeii it sealed the fate of more than a thousand people. But it also sealed the city form the world: preserved it, protected it, like nowhere else on earth, the rediscovered Pompeii gives us access to the ancient world. And now, with new findings and new insights, we can tell the story of the ordinary people caught up in this disaster. These are the forgotten men and women who lived when Rome ruled....and were buried when the volcano blew.
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The publicity photos and video on the website are all bones, bodies and slaves (same old, same old), but the documentary itself features the PARP:PS project which promises to make the episode more interesting. Congratulations to Steven Ellis and his team!

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