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British Museum Exhibition Creating a Buzz

Date Posted: 11/03/13

British Museum Exhibition Creating a Buzz

A new exhibition due to open at the British Museum later this month already looks like becoming a major hit among locals and those on London breaks alike.

Life and death: Pompeii and Herculaneum, runs from March 28th to September 29th and will feature a number of stunning artefacts taken from the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, which were devastated but immaculately preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius 2,000 years ago.

Indeed, more than 34,000 tickets have already been sold to the show, drawing comparisons to the museum's famous Tutankhamun exhibition in 1972, reports the Guardian.

Among the items going on display are two spectacular Roman marble panels, taken from the remains of a seaside mansion in Herculaneum, which are being reunited for the first time in two millennia.

"The last person to see these pieces together like this was the master of the house, in AD79 - it's an awesome and slightly eerie thought," Paul Roberts, curator of the exhibition, told the newspaper.

Tickets for the exhibition are on sale now priced at £15 for adults.

Posted by Becky Spence

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