Surely you know about the lost city of Pompeii and how the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius killed hundreds of people. But do you know what daily life in Pompeii was like?
Surely you know about the lost city of Pompeii and how the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius killed hundreds of people. But do you know what daily life in Pompeii was like? Or what really happened on the day of the explosion? You can find out all that and more at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s traveling exhibit, A Day in Pompeii.
A day in Pompeii is divided into three sections. The first two sections are about daily life. The last section is about the eruption. In the first two sections, you will see real artifacts such as bowls, cups, jugs, and jewelry – things Romans used in their daily lives. Throughout the exhibit, there were actors and actresses that played slaves and came up and talked to you as if you were a Roman citizen. This is something new that the museum is doing and I thought it enhanced my experience.
The last section is about the day of the eruption. There is a 3 ½ minute video. Then there are replicas of casts of people and animals frozen in time trying to escape the ash and toxic gases.
Also available are audio guides for additional cost. The audio guides gave you more information about the artifact, its use and purpose. There were both family friendly and adult options.
I would recommend this exhibit to people of all ages whether you like archeology and Pompeii or not. This exhibit was a lot of fun and I learned a lot too. This exhibit will be here until January 13th, so get your tickets now. For more information to plan your visit, go to http://www.dmns.org/a-day-in-pompeii/.