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Pompeii: The Exhibition

November 18, 2017

POMPEII: The Exhibition examines life in Pompeii both before and after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. On August 24, 79 A.D., the Roman city of Pompeii was frozen in time by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, burying everything in its path for more than 1700 years. The same ash and debris from Vesuvius’ eruption that destroyed the city also remarkably preserved it. Guests will become time travelers, transported to the bustling commercial port and strategic military and trading center of Pompeii. Over 200 precious artifacts on loan from the unparalleled collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, including wall-sized frescoes, mosaics, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, statues and ancient Roman coins, will bring to life how Pompeii’s people lived, loved, work, worshiped and celebrated. In perhaps the most powerful portion of the exhibition, exquisite body casts of adults and children will vividly communicate the emotions of the victims. November 18, 2017 through May 28, 2018.



November 18, 2017


Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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