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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pompeii: Back from the dead (Discovery Channel)

photos from Discovery Channel

April 17, 2011

I dunno about you, but, I was kinda a "historian" back in high school. I enjoyed Philippine, Asian and World History a lot. My teachers can attest to that.

The one below may be a delayed announcement already, but, I'm pretty sure there will be reruns. It's kinda interesting, too. The skulls, though, just freak me out.

Read on.


-Through genetic and forensic investigation, the last people to die tell their stories from the grave-

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, POMPEII: BACK FROM THE DEAD premieres on Discovery Channel on Sunday, April 10 at 2100 hrs (9:00 pm SIN/HK) and encores on Monday, April 11 at 1400 hrs (2:00 pm) and Saturday, March 16 at 1100 hrs (11:00 am).

Pompeii was a city of 12,000 people, a place where Roman aristocrats were served by their slaves, and where slaves could earn their freedom to become wealthy merchants themselves. This April, Discovery Channel reveals how these people lived and died, by unlocking the genetic secrets that until recently lay buried in a cellar where a group of citizens sought refuge from the pumice, gas and the thousands of tons of volcanic ash emanating from Mount Vesuvius. In their skeletal remains are the blueprints of their lives, along with their most intimate secrets.

POMPEII: BACK FROM THE DEAD takes viewers back in time and examines the eruption of Mount Vesuvius as never before, including the massive earthquake which preceded it. After such a huge natural disaster, why did the people in the cellar ignore the warning signs and choose to stay in Pompeii? Presenter Don Wildman takes viewers on a forensic investigation that will reveal the secrets of the rich and poor, from their sex lives, to their diet, to their extraordinary racial origins and the priceless treasures they were found with. Their skeletons are exhumed and tested, and their stories are told on POMPEII: BACK FROM THE DEAD.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel, the flagship network of Discovery Communications, is devoted to creating the highest quality non-fiction programming in the world and remains one of the most dynamic networks on television. First launched in 1985, Discovery Channel now reaches 174 million subscribers in Asia Pacific. Globally, Discovery Channel is one of the world’s most widely distributed television brands, reaching 393 million cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries in 40 languages. It offers viewers an engaging line-up of high-quality non-fiction entertainment from blue-chip nature, science and technology, ancient and contemporary history, adventure, cultural and topical documentaries. For more information, visit www.discoverychannelasia.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Science and Discovery HD, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. In Asia Pacific, seven Discovery brands reach 508 million cumulative subscribers in 32 countries with programming customized in 13 languages.


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