Synopsis: Step back in time and visit the "vanished city" on its last day, as the mighty volcano Vesuvius explodes in a 24-hour reign of terror. On August 24th, AD79, Pompeii's citizens witness day turning into night as four billion tons of pumice, rock, and ash burst forth from Vesuvius. Pompeii: The Last Day uses archaeological evidence, including the writings of one survivor, to unravel the mystery of those final hours.
-50-minute bonus program: Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story, the true-to-life experience of a Roman gladiator depicted through state-of-the-art computer graphics
-Interviews with the filmmakers