Secrets of the Dead

Herculaneum Uncovered

Season 6, Episode 3 of 5

It's a typical day in Herculaneum-the streets are busy as people go about their lives. Suddenly, the sky grow sominously dark and people begin to run as they see an enormous wave of fire, mud and lava hurtling toward them. As the pyroclastic flows roar through the town, buildings, people, and an entire way of life are perfectly frozen in time. While much of Pompeii has been explored, new archeological digs in Herculaneum are revealing new insights into the events of that day. Herculaneum Uncovered will explore recent finds that are revealing evidence of peoples' heads exploding from the heat, villagers gathering along the shoreline in the hopes of rescue, and surprisingly different scenes from those described at Pompeii.

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