Romancities of Pompeii and Herculaneum

exhibition_pompeii_1175953_624x352(Satyr and maenads, marble wall panel, From the House of the Dionysiac Reliefs, Herculaneum, 1st century AD)

During the Spring of 2013 the British Museum will present a major exhibition on the Romancities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, sponsored by Goldman Sachs. This exhibition will be the first ever held on these important cities at the British Museum, and the first such major exhibition in London for almost 40 years. It is the result of close collaboration with the Archaeological Superintendency of Naples and Pompeii, will bring together over 250 fascinating objects, both recent discoveries and celebrated finds from earlier excavations. Many of these objects have never before been seen outside Italy. The exhibition will have a unique focus, looking at the Roman home and the people who lived in these ill-fated cities.exhibition_pompeii_1200268_b624x352Fragment of a wall painting showing a man reclining to drink. From Pompeii,1st century ADexhibition_pompeii_1175954_624x352Relief with Bacchus and followers, marble wall panel, From the House of the Dionysiac Reliefs, Herculaneum, 1st century ADexhibition_pompeii_567381_624x352Gold bracelet in the form of a coiled snake, 1st Century AD, Roman, Pompeii

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