CITIES OF VESUVIUS POMPEII & HERCULANEUM
MOUNT VESUVIUS erupted almost 2000 years ago.
The inhabitants of nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum suffered horrific deaths, before being buried under tonnes of volcanic rock and mud.
For centuries their stories were forgotten. Gradually, over the last 250 years, their secrets have been unearthed, giving us a remarkable insight into an ancient society.
This programme, filmed on location, reveals details of their everyday lives, occupations, religion, politics, entertainment, influence of foreign cultures and the architecture of both public buildings and private homes.
This programme is accompanied by Paul Latham's extensive teachers' notes.
It is regarded by Ancient History teachers as a comprehensive and valuable resource.
Ancient History - Ancient Society and Culture - Classical Studies - Society and Environment
KEY LEARNING AREAS
Geographical Context The Forum The Economy Social Structure
Local Political Life Everyday Life Influence of Greek & Egyptian Culture
Architectural Styles of Public Buildings Private Buildings
Religion Destruction & Discovery
DURATION: 1 Hour 13 Minutes
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1:57 Geographical Context
7:18 The Forum
12:16 The Economy
21:20 Social Structure
27:05 Local Political Life
32:15 Everyday Life
43:54 Influence of Greek & Egyptian Culture
47:11 Architectural Styles of Public Buildings
55:58 Private Buildings
01:10:59 Destruction & Discovery