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In the Shadow of Vesuvius - Region-free National Geographic DVD

In the Shadow of Vesuvius - Region-free National Geographic DVD
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Manufacturer: National Geographic
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“Vesuvius slumbers, but his heart is still awake”

Active for thousands of years, southern Italy's Mount Vesuvius wiped out two nearby towns in AD 79, with a blast 10 times greater than Mount St Helens’s 1980 eruption. “Vesuvius slumbers, but his heart is still awake” wrote one scientist about this European volcano.
Pompeii and Herculaneum were lost beneath gravel and ash until relatively recently. Now archaeologists consider Pompeii the largest preserved site of the ancient world.

In this hour-long program, originally released in 1987, much is methodically explored. In Herculaneum a baby’s cradle, delicate hand-blown glass, and a lunchtime meal are all intact. How did ancient Romans live and how did Vesuvius kill them?
Viewers will learn all this and more about the last moments of life near Europe’s most active volcano.

Since the days of the Roman Empire, Vesuvius has erupted more than 50 times, devastating whole cities and towns. It destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum, burying people alive as they ran to escape the volcano’s fury.
Lost and forgotten for more than 1,600 years, the once-thriving trade centre of Pompeii has been successfully uncovered by archaeologists. At Herculaneum, human skeletons were found in a fatal embrace.
Although Vesuvius is sleeping now, this active volcano is never far from the minds of the two million people who live in its shadow.

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Region:             Region 0 (all regions, region-free)

Video format:     NTSC

Sound:              Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo

Language:         English or Chinese (select from menu)

Subtitles:          English or Chinese or none (select from menu)

Menu:               Chinese (English translation will be supplied)

Screen size:      Full screen (4:3 aspect ratio)

Duration:           53 mins approx



This DVD is produced in NTSC video format and is region-free - it is guaranteed to play in all Region 2 and Region 1 DVD players. This DVD will play in DVD players worldwide. If in doubt, please contact us.

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