Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pompeii

Today we went to the Cincinnati Museum Center. It is housed in Cincinnati's historic, art deco Union Terminal.



We went to see the Pompeii exhibit. My husband and I were in Italy two years ago, and we visited the site of Pompeii. I posted photos of Pompeii in March, 2010. (I need to find out how to set up an archive.) So, when the exhibit came to town I wanted to see it. It was amazing and beautiful and heartbreaking.


The body casts were heartbreaking. Men, women and children were buried in the ash.


They had some beautiful things.


A gladiator's helmet.



Alabaster.


Gold.



Household furnishings.



A fresco from a garden wall:


There was even a petrified loaf of bread.





3 comments:

Pam said...

What a stunning exhibition. Enjoyed your photos - thanks for the opportunity to see these items.

rachel said...

Isn't it wonderful, though, that we are able to see and marvel now, so long after the terrible event? Thanks for sharing this.

judy in ky said...

I know, it's fascinating to see how people lived nearly 2,000 years ago.