Treasure from ancient Pompeii on show in Poland

picture Treasure from ancient Pompeii show in Poland 2019

More than 100 artifacts from ancient Pompeii can be viewed at an exhibition in Poland for the first time.

The Pompeii: Life and Death in the Shadow of Vesuvius exhibition opens at the Archaeological Museum in the southern Polish city of Kraków on Saturday, Poland’s PAP news agency reported.

According to museum staff, the exhibition recreates the reality of the ancient Roman city just before the massive eruption of the Vesuvius volcano in 79 AD.

A display featuring more than 100 original exhibits, such as frescoes, marble statues and silver, bronze, iron and glass objects, portrays the daily life of the Pompeians, their religious customs, political life, bathhouse culture, cuisine and medicine as well as the world of gladiators.

It will also be possible to get an insight into the life of ancient Pompeii from a private perspective—by visiting its recreated home gardens or taking a peek behind the walls of its brothels, PAP reported.

The museum’s Aneta Rams-Gawlik said: “There is a whole range of exhibits on display, from tiny metal tools to huge sculptures.”

She told PAP that “there may not be a second time” to view the relics of the famous Roman city in Poland.

Rams-Gawlik added that the exhibition “is an exceptional event because it is rare for such a large number of exhibits of this stature to travel around the world.”

The artifacts come from the Archaeological Museum in Naples, Italy.

The display will be open until March 8.

Published by ” Polskie Radio”            

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