04 December 2011

Pompeii exhibit in Boston

Today, I went with friends to the Pompeii exhibit in Boston. The year was 79 AD and I learned that the people didn't all die at once but rather once the volcano started erupting, it took about 19 hours for it to completely bury the city and kill all of its habitants. Some of the pictures below are of frescos that were found at the site during the excavation.
2 people buried togetherFresco from Pompeii 79 ADFresco 2 from Pompeii 79 ADFresco 3 from Pompeii 79 ADFresco 6 Pompeii 79 ADFresco 7 Pompeii 79 ADA bitter endMan in Pompeii