A groundbreaking excavation, the largest in a generation, is now underway at Pompeii, the world’s most renowned archaeological site. The eagerly awaited television series “Pompeii: The New Dig (w/t)” is set to capture the unfolding of this remarkable dig and chronicle the astonishing discoveries made during the process.
“Pompeii: The New Dig (w/t)” promises to revolutionise our understanding of life in the ancient city by intertwining awe-inspiring artefacts with the captivating stories of real individuals who once inhabited the bustling streets of Pompeii.
Jack Bootle, Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual, says: “I’m delighted that the team at Pompeii are allowing the BBC to document this extraordinary excavation in a major three-part series. The dig has already yielded some incredible treasures, including new remains and the recently discovered “pizza fresco”, and I can’t wait to see what comes next.”
Richard Bradley, Chief Creative Officer, Lion TV, says: “To be filming a new dig of this scale at Pompeii is a unique privilege. The audience will have a ring-side seat as the archaeologists open a window into the ancient Roman world frozen in time two thousand years ago. The discoveries are already thrilling with more to come.”
The anticipation for “Pompeii: The New Dig (w/t)” reaches its peak as the series promises to reveal new insights into the ancient city’s history and the lives of its inhabitants. With access to cutting-edge archaeological techniques and technologies, the team’s findings are expected to shed light on previously enigmatic aspects of Pompeii’s existence.
From preserved artefacts to poignant human stories, the show aims to challenge conventional perceptions of the past and leave an indelible impact on audiences worldwide.
BBC Two and iPlayer viewers can mark their calendars for 2024 when “Pompeii: The New Dig (w/t)” is scheduled to air, taking them on an unforgettable journey through time, into the heart of the ancient city that was buried but not forgotten.