Why is Pompeii so important? It's a destroyed city of people who died, and we can only tell how they felt in the people's last moments of their lives.
They were frozen in the last seconds of their lives.
Everything there can tell us every detail of what happened when the town swarmed with life.
Earthquakes. A massive eruption. Hail of pumice and ash.
Technology today is going to tell us why these people are stuck in their positions they are when they died over 2,000 years ago.
This frozen city has been excavated in the years.
Archaeologists have found this city frozen for over 2,000 years an opportunity to see what the people did before they died.
The lost city's great secret is about to be revealed.
How exactly did its population die?
And why were their bodies so preserved?
Investigation starts at the walls of the city.
Beneath what is thought to be a dead city, is the remains of three people.
Inside those dusty, dry casts, are real people who were walking around Pompeii, then running for their lives, and then died there.
There is no other recorded casts like these in history.
Pompeii is unique for preserving the casts of the bodies.
As I was watching, the figure in the center is the largest man ever found in Pompeii.
The figures on each side of this giant is a male and what is believed to be a young boy.
Experts think that the two are father and son.
Life for children in Pompeii was hard. They were forced to work along side their parents, as the offspring of the wealthy went off to school.
If you look at a cast and think it as a person, it gives you a strange sensation of respect for these casts of the poor souls who died here.
But if you look at them as a person, it gives them a bit of their life back.
Even though they will never again breathe, it gives you the thought of