2000 year old Pompeii ‘pizza’ fresco makes global headlines
Extraordinary finds including three skeletons and a two thousand year old fresco of what looks like a ‘pizza’ are among discoveries that have already been unearthed.
It is part of the biggest dig to be carried out in a generation at the world’s most famous archaeological site which is being filmed by Lion for a new 3 x 60’ series Pompeii: The New Dig (w/t) for BBC Two and iPlayer, the Open University and ARTE. The series will interweaveincredible finds with the stories of real individuals who we know lived in Pompeii, promising to change how we think about life in the ancient city.
Jack Bootle, Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual, said “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 new treasures, including the recently discovered “pizza fresco”, and I can’t wait to see what comes next.”
Richard Bradley, Chief Creative Officer, Lion TV, said: “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 series is produced by Pompeii expert Elena Mortellitti, and the Producer is Marco Gangarossa. It is distributed by All3M and will tx in 2024.
- 19 July 2023
- Lion Television