After a company accidentally develops technology that can transport people and things from the past into the present, a historian discovers that the citizens of Pompeii have been saved and are living in a replica of the city in central Asia. Energy giant NovusCorp has developed the tech to transport people from the past to the present day, and they have just moved the lost population of Pompeii to a replica city. Historian Nick Houghton is brought in to study the Romans, but he soon realises that NovusCorp are underestimating their captives. The Romans may be ignorant of modern technology, but they once ruled an empire. The stage is set for the ultimate clash of cultures.