Wednesday 22 May 2013 -
Life and death, Pompeii and Herculaneum, exhibition
Life in Roman times, perfectly preserved.
In 79 AD, over a 24 hour period, two cities in the Bay of Naples in southern Italy were completely buried by the eruption of Vesuvius. Preserved by the ashes, the remains were discovered 1700 years later. They give us an unprecedented glimpse of daily life in the Roman Empire.
From busy streets to the intimate spaces of a Roman house, this major exhibition will take the visitor on a tour of the lives of the inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
An exhibition which is not to be missed at the British Museum from spring 2013.
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