Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum
27 Mar 2013 -
28 Sep 2013
AD 79. In just 24 hours, two cities in the Bay of Naples in southern Italy were buried by a catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Preserved under ash, their rediscovery nearly 1,700 years later provided an unparalleled glimpse into the daily life of the Roman Empire.
From the bustling street to the intimate spaces of a Roman home, this major exhibition will take visitors to the heart of people’s lives in Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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