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Pompeii and Herculaneum to Dennis Hopper

A wall painting of the baker Terentius Neo and his wife from objects buried in Pompeii.
A wall painting of the baker Terentius Neo and his wife from objects buried in Pompeii.TRUSTEES OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM

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“Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum”

British Museum

London

Through Sept. 29

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius not only buried the city of Pompeii and town of Herculaneum. It also resulted in the most famous natural disaster of the ancient world – perhaps of all history? Certainly, few events have exerted such popular fascination for such a span of time. This British Museum exhibition features more than 250 objects. The emphasis is on the lives of average people. Among items on display are wall paintings, reliefs, mosaics, sculptures, and furniture (including a still-functioning crib). A number of tje, have not been previously shown outside of Italy. Great Russell Street, 011-44-20-7323-8299, www.britishmuseum.org

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