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  • Short Summary

    The King of Italy visits the excavations at Pompeii.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "King of Italy inaugurates new excavations in buried city of Pompeii where it is expected to discover a great new treasure home of ancient Roman art and life."

    Pompeii, Italy

    M/S of the King of Italy, wearing military uniform walking along with two others. They make their way down steps and make the first official hacks with a pick axe at the area for excavation. M/S of a compressor device, and two men using pneumatic drills to break up the soil which will reveal the archaeological marvels of Pompeii.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    686.05
    Media URN:
    33115
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:04:00 / 01:17:27:00
    Canister:
    G 1406

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