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Secrets of the Dead - Herculaneum Uncovered
Secrets of the Dead - Herculaneum Uncovered
Actors: Liev Schreiber, Joann Fletcher, Addison Bain, Martin Biddle, Linnda R. Caporael
Genres: Television, Documentary, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
NR     2007     1hr 0min

Just a few miles from fabled Pompeii is Herculaneum, another city buried and frozen in time by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Today, geo-archeologists are chipping away at the soft rock, revealing that this city,...  more »

     
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Actors: Liev Schreiber, Joann Fletcher, Addison Bain, Martin Biddle, Linnda R. Caporael
Creators: Colin Case, David Flett, Graham Veevers, Terry Doe, Jay Taylor, Julian Rodd, Mark Elliot
Genres: Television, Documentary, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary, Mystery & Suspense, Military & War
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 06/05/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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A different sort of death
Linda | CT, United States | 06/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Herculaneum, through history, has always been eclipsed by its fellow victim, Pompeii. Now, however, it is receiving the research and restoration that this city from the past deserves. The absence of bodies in the well-preserved town suggested that the citizens of Herculaneum had all escaped before the pyroclastic flow covered it over. In 1981, public works employees discovered a cache of skeletons in a boathouse outside the city proper. Sadly, it appeared that they had all been killed not by lava or ash, but by the intense heat the preceded the flow. Since that time, extensive research has been ongoing. This well-produced DVD tells the story of what has been found and deduced so far. Herculaneum is far better preserved, with many structures intact, than is Pompeii. Fascinating."