Pompeii Exhibit Coming to Eastland County Museum

Pompeii(EASTLAND, TX)–Beginning May 5, 2016, Eastland County Museum will present “Pompeii, A.D. 79,” an exhibition organized by the Dallas Museum of Art in collaboration with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

On the morning of August 24, A.D. 79, the volcano Vesuvius woke in fury and rained destruction upon a most beautiful region along the Bay of Naples. Whole peoples and cities vanished in the disaster. Thanks to the diligence of dedicated archaeologists, we now can experience the sense of life that pulsed through Pompeii before that day.

“Pompeii, A.D. 79” recreates the layout of the city and the typical activities of inhabitants as they went about their daily lives and planned for the future. The impact of discovering its buildings, its people and its culture is unforgettable.

Based on an international exhibition that commemorated the 1900th anniversary of Pompeii’s doom, “Pompeii, A.D. 79,” recreates the layout of the city and the typical activities of inhabitants as they went about their daily lives and planned for the future. The impact of discovering its buildings, its people, and its culture is unforgettable. Panel topics include:

Mosaic portrait of a matron
Vesuvius in paintings
Body casts
The Forum
Temples of Apollo and Jupiter
Statue of Aphrodite
The Theatre and actors
Homes
Frescos
Bakery
Hot food bar
Religious pluralism
Dionysian ritual
The Amphitheater

The exhibition will be available to the public from Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. May 5 to June 11, 2016. Entry to the Eastland County Museum is always FREE to the public. For more information about viewing hours or to arrange group visits, contact Eastland County Museum at 254-631-0437.

Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at http://www.humanitiestexas.org or call 512.440.1991.

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