British Museum to showcase remains from buried cities
Date Posted: 21/09/12
London's British Museum is to receive over 250 archaeological remains from the buried Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in a brand new exhibition next year.
History buffs should make sure to book weekend breaks to the capital between Thursday, March 28th and Sunday, September 29th to visit the new event.
The British Museum has assured visitors the exhibit will focus on the lives of ordinary Romans who lived in these cities that perished during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79, rather than the gladiators and emperors that dominate much of the historical coverage of the period.
Highlights of the event include a cast of a dog who was fixed forever in the moment of its death and a family who are huddled together during their final minutes on Earth. There will also be a variety of furniture on show, including a linen chest, garden bench and a baby's crib.
It is the first exhibit on Pompeii and Herculaneum in London for around 40 years and many of the artefacts on show have never been seen outside of Italy.
Posted by Louise Millard
London Tourism News
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