POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION
Experience the splendor of Ancient Rome and travel back in time to 79 A.D. when Pompeii bustled as a commercial port and strategic military and trading city. Forgotten for centuries after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and then rediscovered over 250 years ago, POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION features a 4D theater experience and nearly 200 artifacts including frescoes, mosaics, and precious items belonging to the residents of Pompeii.
POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION and Museum Admission
$26 Adult / $22 Senior (63+) / $17 Youth (3-13)
$16 Adult / $12 Senior (63+) / $10 Youth (3-13)
POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION is presented by Chevron and Wells Fargo
Pompeii Lecture: Risen from the Ashes
Risen from the Ashes: The Life, Death, and Discovery of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Ancient Campania
with Michael Anderson, PhD, Professor of Archaeology at San Francisco State University and Director of the Via Consolare Project in Pompeii
Doors open @ 6PM | FREE
The towns, farms, and villas buried by the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, provide a unique and valuable window onto Roman and Pre-Roman daily life from roughly 3rd c. BCE to their sudden end in 79 CE. Lost and largely forgotten thereafter, Pompeii and Herculaneum only began to reveal their secrets after their initial excavations in the 18th and 19th centuries. Since that time, the wealth of evidence these sites provide, from artifacts to wall paintings to architecture, has made them central to the study of ancient Rome. Even after more than 200 years of excavation and study, they continue to draw archaeological research from all over the world, making them among the most famous and longest continuously excavated archaeological sites. This presentation will provide an overview of the area, its history, the eruption, and the excavations in Pompeii, Herculaneum, and their surroundings.
Prof. Michael Anderson of San Francisco State University has studied and published on Pompeii and ancient Campania for more than 20 years. Having completed his PhD on Pompeian domestic space at the University of Cambridge, he is now the Director of the Via Consolare Project, an international project of stratigraphic excavation, architectural study, and documentation in the ancient city that examines the urban development of the city along the axis of one of its major thoroughfares.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
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