SPEND A DAY IN POMPEII AT THE CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER


SPEND A DAY IN POMPEII AT THE CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER

A Day in Pompeii is a collection of more than 250 priceless ancient artifacts from the Roman city of Pompeii and its surrounding areas. In A.D. 79, Pompeii, one of the worlds most unique archaeological sites, was frozen in time by the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, which buried the city for more than 1,700 years. The ash and debris from Vesuviuss unpredicted eruption destroyed the living city of Pompeii, but it also preserved it like a fly in amber.

A Day in Pompeii brings room-sized frescos, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, gold coins, and body casts of the volcano’s victims to the Cincinnati Museum Centers 15,000-square-foot exhibition hall. Pompeii’s archeological treasures rarely leave Italy, and this national touring exhibit marks the first time that these rare treasures will come to the region.

Don’t miss this moving glimpse through a unique window on the ancient past.

The exhibit opens on March 2nd.

For more information about the exhibit, check out the Cincinnati Museum Centers webpage:

http://www.cincymuseum.org/pompeii

Posted February 27, 2012
Topics: Archaeology

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