Secrets of the Dead

Herculaneum Uncovered

Season 6 Episode 3 | 54m 20s

In A.D. 79, the people of Herculaneum, a seaside town in Italy's Bay of Naples, watched in horror as Mount Vesuvius erupted, hurling a boiling, churning column of gas and ash 10 miles high into the sky towards the neighboring city of Pompeii. It was only a matter of time before Vesuvius would unleash its fury on Herculaneum, killing its citizens in an even more spectacular and gruesome way.

Aired: 05/01/08

Expired: 12/14/15

Rating: TV-PG

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