Sep 23, 2013
The acclaimed British Museum exhibition Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum will be closing this Sunday 29th September. Don’t miss your last chance to see it!
Preserved under ash, Pompeii and Herculaneum lay buried for just over 1,600 years, their rediscovery providing an unparalleled glimpse into the daily life of the Roman Empire. This spectacular exhibition, sponsored by Goldman Sachs, is 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, bringing 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.
From the bustling street to the intimate spaces of a Roman home, this celebrated exhibition will take you to the heart of people’s lives in Pompeii and Herculaneum.
If you don’t get the chance to see it by the end of the week, check out the accompanying catalogue published by the British Museum Press.
Praise for Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum:
“[Encapsulates] the latest research and opinions on these once living cities, invaluable in preparation for a visit there”. – Brian Sewell, The London Evening Standard
“Paul Roberts’ book, Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, is a brilliant piece of work and gives a full description of a unique event in the history of the world… hugely absorbing.” – EdinburghGuide.com
“Undoubtedly one of the most momentous archaeological exhibitions ever staged” – The Guardian
“A wonderful show of wonderful things. Unmissable” – The Independent
“Nothing I’ve seen or read before tells the story in the way the British Museum does’ – The Daily Telegraph
“A brilliantly told story of love, life, sex and death” – Metro
Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, by Paul Roberts, is published by the British Museum Press in paperback (£25) and hardback (£45). To look inside the book, visit the British Museum online shop.