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Houston Museum of Natural Science showcases Pompeii: The Exhibition

Marisol Gallagher

The Houston Museum of Natural Science

The catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24th, 79 A.D almost turned ancient Pompeii into dust. Its abrupt end wipes the Roman settlement off the history records and the city was frozen in time until Domenico Fontana rediscovered the city in 1748.

To provide answers to all mysteries surrounding Pompeii, the Houston Museum of Natural Science showcases Pompeii: The Exhibition. This exhibition explores a series of events before the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius and its aftermath.

Visitors can get an immersive experience as if they travel back to the time when Pompeii was still a bustling city located between the Bay of Naples and the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.

To learn how the people of Pompeii lived, worked, and worshipped, the museum provides audio and visual technology for visitors to try at the exhibition. By combining modern multimedia records with over 150 artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum collection, the museum transports visitors two centuries through the past to Ancient Pompeii.

Visitors can take a closer look at frescoes, mosaics, and statues from the sites blanketed beneath volcanic ash and forgotten for centuries. The volcanic eruption made it possible for the Ancient Roman city of Pompeii to keep its roads, buildings, municipal services, paintings, mosaics, and artifacts intact.

Pompeii: The Exhibition opens daily from February 12th, 2021, until September 6th, 2021, at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The exhibition starts from 9:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.

The admission fees are as follows:

  • Member Adult – $15
  • Member Child – $15
  • Public Adult – $30
  • Public Child – $21

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