Pompeii and Herculaneum on display at the British Museum in London

Wednesday, 27/03/2013
Fabiana Bianchi

Is titled "Life and Death: Pompeii and Herculaneum”And will be an exhibition hosted at the prestigious British Museum in London from 28 March to 29 September this year. È It was a job that required a lot of work but which, in the end, had really satisfying results: many Roman finds from the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum could be admired in the English capital for many months. In fact, thanks to the collaboration between the museum and the Archaeological Superintendence of Naples and Pompeii, they were transported over the sleeve 450 finds: everyday objects, casts of the victims of the eruption, frescoes.

The title was not a random choice: the London exhibition will show all the aspects of life and death of the two ancient Roman cities. There will also be parallels with current ways of living shown through a video that will project scenes from the life of today's Neapolitans.

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The route that the tourist will be able to follow is very particular as it will allow him to walk through the reconstruction of a Roman house: we will start from the atrium, adorned with mosaics including the well-known "Cave canem", we will cross the typical garden with the smells of various plants and, passing through the kitchen full of objects used at that time, we will arrive at the rooms bedroom whose walls present scenes of fertility and sex.

After witnessing the moments dedicated to the life of the inhabitants of the two cities, we will come to those dedicated to the death: will be present casts of a family submerged by ash and lapilli while doing ordinary daily activities.

Photo source: Repubblica.it

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