Wednesday 22 April 2015

Exhibition: Pompeii at National Museum of Korea

From the website of the Soprintendenza di Pompei:
Pompeii at National Museum of Korea
Nearly three hundred artifacts from archaeological sites around Vesuvius in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis and Boscoreale and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples are on display from 9 December at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, for the exhibition "POMPEII: CULTURE OF THE ANCIENT ROMAN CITY ", open until April 5, 2015. a unique opportunity of meeting between the Western and Eastern culture.

On display objects and artifacts of daily life of ancient Pompeii, that the tragic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD has perfectly preserved. Sculptures that once adorned gardens and spaces of representation, in portions of frescoed walls, to tools and objects that testify to the luxurious lifestyle of the inhabitants of the buried city, to the casts of the victims of the eruption, snapshot of the last hours of life of the city. To evoke the everyday, the loaf of bread charred, utensils used in the kitchen, the surgical instruments that resemble the same of our day; all found objects and stored in environments where Pompeian led their lives unaware of the catastrophe that would surprise them. 
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