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Using the latest in 3D scanning technologies, Alexander Armstrong explores the underground and underwater world of Naples to reveal the secrets of its 2000-year-old history. From Roman pleasure palaces to half-forgotten super-volcanoes and Neapolitan citadels of the dead. With BBC Studios.
‘A hell of a story… an adventurous and gripping glimpse of an unseen Italy.’ Telegraph.
In this clip Alexander explores the two thousand seat Roman theatre of Herculaneum buried under thousands of tons of pyroclastic flow when Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. The theatre was only re-discovered by 18th and 19th Century treasure hunters.