Digging up the Past series: REEL CLUB- "Pompeii: The Last Day"-Whittwood
- Date: 01/16/2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
- Location: Whittwood Branch Library
10537 Santa Gertrudes Ave.
Whittier, California 90603
Step back in time and visit the "vanished city" on its last day, as the mighty volcano Vesuvius explodes in a 24-hour reign of terror. On August 24th, AD79, Pompeii's citizens witness day turning into night as 4 billion tons of pumice, rock, and ash burst forth from Vesuvius. Pompeii: The Last Day uses archaeological evidence, including the writings of one survivor, to unravel the mystery of those final hours. Lavish special effects reconstruct each stage of Vesuvius's cataclysmic eruption and its impact on soldiers, slaves, families, and lovers as they struggle with the unfolding tragedy. One of the greatest natural disasters - and most fateful days - comes to vivid life in this critically acclaimed dramatization. BBC
Tickets available at both libraries.