from 18 November 2017 to 28 May 2018
Arizona Science Center, Phoenix
Pompeii. The Exhibition
On August 24, 79 A.D., the Roman city of Pompeii was frozen in time by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, burying everything in its path for more than 1700 years. The same ash and debris from Vesuvius’ unpredicted eruption that destroyed the city - also remarkably preserved it. “POMPEII: The Exhibition” will feature nearly 200 precious artifacts on loan from the unparalleled collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy. Included in that list are 10 artifacts that have never been seen in any exhibition in the United States. Those items include a first century, bronze gladiator helmet; a Citharist bronze statue of Apollo, dating to 50 A.D; and several remarkable fresco paintings, including one of Dionysus and Silenus, dating between 50-79 A.D.
The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Napoli and Exhibitions International.