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Pompeii: The Exhibition


*The event has already taken place on this date: Mon, 09/06/2021
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. POMPEII: The Exhibition tells the tale of this city, hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery more than 250 years ago, through more than 150 precious artifacts on loan from the unparalleled collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy.

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The sudden disaster that destroyed it also preserved it, and over time archaeologists have uncovered a unique record of its daily life — roads, buildings, municipal services, paintings, mosaics, artifacts and even preserved bodies. Ongoing excavations at the site provide an ever-evolving picture of everyday life at the height of the Roman Empire.

 

As visitors walk through the exhibition, they will travel back in time to that fateful morning of the eruption. In a media-rich, object-based, immersive experience, they will learn how Pompeii was a bustling commercial port and strategic military and trading center. Artifacts – including frescoes, mosaics and statues from the sites – will recreate a sense of this world as visitors discover how its people lived, loved, worked, worshipped and found entertainment.

 

This special exhibition ticket includes admission to the Permanent Exhibit Halls.


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Location:

5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX, 77030
United States

Phone:

713-639-4629
Contact name: 
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Email address: 
The event has already taken place on this date: 
09/06/2021
Time: 
9am- 4pm
Price: 
Adult $25.00 Child $16

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