“The Three Days of Pompeii” narrates the biggest tragedy of antiquity by following the last hours of some of Pompeii’s inhabitants who really existed. Alberto Angela, the Italian paleontologist, science promoter and documentary producer, discusses the tragedy that befell this ancient city and the mysteries that were left behind after it was swallowed by a volcanic eruption. Actually, Pompeii is often portrayed incorrectly. While many people think of Pompeii as being a prosperous city before the eruption, the city had actually already been damaged by several earlier earthquakes. Additionally, Mount Vesuvius, which is often shot as a giant volcano, was actually a small one, so people living in the city most likely never anticipated that it would erupt.