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Last Sunday our clients were treated to another fantastic afternoon at The British Museum this time exploring the preserved towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Hosted by Raiyo, our new Get Together host, the group had a brilliant time learning about the AD79 way of life – not so different from ours.

‘AD 79. In just 24 hours, two cities in the Bay of Naples in southern Italy were buried by a catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Preserved under ash, the cities lay buried for just over 1,600 years, their rediscovery providing an unparalleled glimpse into the daily life of the Roman Empire.

From the bustling street to the intimate spaces of a Roman home, this major exhibition will take you to the heart of people’s lives in Pompeii and Herculaneum.’
British Museum

 

Join us for another exclusive preview of the British Museum’s next exhibition – ‘Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum’

20 FREE tickets are now available to people over 55 in Islington – just call to sign up – first come first serve!

Sunday 24th March – call for entry times on 0207 281 6018.

‘AD 79. In just 24 hours, two cities in the Bay of Naples, southern Italy, were buried by a  catastrophic eruption  of Mount Vesuvius.  Preserved  under ash, their  rediscovery  nearly 1,700 years later provided an  unparalleled  glimpse into the daily life of the  Roman Empire.
Starting with the  bustling street, and moving  through the intimate spaces of  a  home, you will be transported  into the lives  of ordinary Romans nearly 2,000 years ago, before  devastation  struck. From the atrium to  the garden,  bedroom and dining room, this personal  journey will  reveal parallels with our own lives today.
With over 20  years since  the last major exhibition on Pompeii in the UK, recent  discoveries  alongside celebrated objects, including  body casts, will  reveal new insights into this highly captivating and  human story.
An  unmissable exhibition.’
The British Museum

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Image: Portrait of  baker Terentius Neo and his wife. Pompeii, AD 55–  79. ©  DeAgostini/SuperStock.

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