Originally shown in cinemas, The British Museum is streaming the film Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum - providing an online tour of its historic exhibition back in 2013.
Showing on Wednesday 20 May, 20.00 (BST) on The British Museum's YouTube Channel.
Running time: 88 minutes / Rating: 12A Note: Contains sexual references and swear words that may be unsuitable for some audiences, viewer discretion is advised.
In AD 79, a society that thought it was modern, sophisticated and fully in control of its destiny was taught otherwise by nature. Sounds familiar? The eruption of Vesuvius that overwhelmed Pompeii, Herculaneum and many villas dotted around the Bay of Naples caught the Roman empire by surprise. The parallels with the coronavirus crisis are uncanny. So the British Museum’s release this week of Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, an online tour of its harrowing 2013 blockbuster show, offers a troubling gaze into history’s mirror.