Wednesday, 27 March 2013

BBC Documentaries on Pompeii and Herculaneum

To coincide with the British Museum’s Life and death: Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition, which opens this week, the BBC is showing two documentaries. The first entitled ‘Pompeii: The Mystery of the People Frozen in Time’ airs on BBC1 this evening at 21:00 is presented by Dr Margaret Mountford and offers a fresh look at the Pompeian victims of the AD79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius.  In the second programme, entitled ‘The Other Pompeii: Life and Death in Herculaneum’ (airing next Monday at 21:10), Prof. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill tells the story of Herculaneum’s victims and also provides an insight into the recent work at the site carried out by the Herculaneum Conservation Project.  Further details can be found on the links below.

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