New Discoveries Revealed in Pompeii

Archaeologists embark on the biggest dig in a generation at Pompeii, excavating a new city block filled with fresh revelations. Premieres Wednesday!


Nearly two years in the making, POMPEII: THE NEW DIG, a new three-part series from PBS, BBC Two and Arte France, follows the most extensive archaeological excavation in Pompeii for a generation.

With exclusive access to the dig and the all-Italian team of archaeologists, POMPEII: THE NEW DIG follows the excavation of an entire city block, unearthing what life was like in Pompeii before the eruption and the horror faced by the victims, and those who survived when Italy's Mt. Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.

Remarkably, in the excavation, archaeologists uncovered a fresco that looked like a pizza. This artwork, dating back 2,000 years, was discovered in the Regio IX section of Pompeii’s archeological park, near Naples, where pizza originated. It was found on a wall in what seems to have been a hallway of a house, possibly connected to a bakery.

“The recent excavation is unveiling valuable insights into Pompeii, showcasing there’s still much to discover," said Diana El-Osta, Senior Director, Multiplatform Programming and Development, PBS. "Viewers will get to join in on an intriguing 2,000-year journey, spanning from Pompeii’s ancient homes to the present day.”

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