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Learn About Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum

Date Posted: 25/02/13

Learn About Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum

Pompeii and Herculaneum are known as two of the most fascinating archaeological sites anywhere in the world, with the two Roman cities and many of their inhabitants perfectly preserved in ash following the eruption of Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago.

But you don’t need to go all the way to Italy to see some of the wonders of Pompeii and Herculaneum, from the end of March those who visit London will be able to see a selection the most interesting artefacts from the cities at a new exhibition at the British Museum.

Called Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, it will bring together over 250 objects from the sites, both recent discoveries and celebrated finds, including many items that have never before been seen outside Italy

The exhibition will include casts from in and around Pompeii and Herculaneum of some of the victims of the eruption, as well as excellently preserved everyday objects from the homes of Roman citizens, giving an unparalleled insight into the daily life in Roman society.

Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum opens on March 28th and runs until September 19th.

Posted by Louise Millard

London Tourism News

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