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Print Pompeii: Back from the Dead Premieres: Southeast Asia on Apr 10; Australasia on Apr 17; North Asia on May 25 Previous Image 5 / 10 Next 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. A one-hour special,

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