September 29, 2013

Exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia: One Day in Pompeii


Exhibit: One Day in Pompeii
November 9, 2013 - April 27, 2014

In the year 79, Pompeii vanished beneath thick layers of volcanic ash left by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. But what nature destroyed, it also preserved.

Hundreds of exceptional artifacts offer an insider's glimpse into the daily life—and tragic end—of this Ancient Roman city. From garden frescoes and marble statues to helmets and shin guards of the day's Gladiators, coins and currency to religious altars and shrines—all set in their original surroundings—you will experience Pompeii. Then, as the floors shake and the walls rumble, relive the volcano's catastrophic eruption through an immersive CGI experience, and witness the devastation left in its path.

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