Join us on a captivating journey through time as we uncover the ancient city of Pompeii, frozen in time by the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, 79 A.D. In the remarkable exhibition, “POMPEII: The Exhibition,” over 150 carefully preserved artifacts transport visitors into the forgotten world of this once-thriving Roman city. Discover the incredible story behind Pompeii’s tragic fate and immerse yourself in the daily lives of its inhabitants during the height of the Roman Empire.
Step into Pompeii’s Vibrant Past:
Embark on a rich and immersive experience that brings the bustling commercial port and military hub of Pompeii to life. Through authentic artifacts, you’ll gain insights into how the people of Pompeii lived, loved, worked, worshipped, and found entertainment during the prosperous days of the Roman Empire. Be prepared to be captivated by this ancient world as you walk in the footsteps of its inhabitants.
Uncover Pompeii’s Hidden Treasures:
The exhibition features an array of captivating displays that show the everyday life of Pompeii. Begin your journey in the introductory theater, where video reconstructions transport you to the streets of ancient Pompeii. Marvel at the reproduced atrium from a Roman villa, which serves as the gateway to this ancient city and sets the stage for your exploration.
Immerse Yourself in the Past:
Prepare to be amazed by the groundbreaking holographic gladiatorial combat experience. This brand-new 3D technology takes you through the distinctive stages of Mount Vesuvius’ eruption, putting you in the midst of the chaos and destruction. Experience the power and devastation firsthand as you witness the city succumbing to the volcano.
Treasures from the Ashes:
Over 150 authentic artifacts have been gathered to tell the story of Pompeii’s history. From intricate mosaics and beautifully preserved frescoes to gladiator helmets, armor, and weapons, these artifacts offer a glimpse into the daily lives of the city’s residents. Explore ship anchors, lamps, jugs, cups, plates, household objects, furniture, jewelry, medical instruments, and tools, all providing an insight into the ancient world.
A Journey Through Time:
To complete your Pompeii experience, step into the simulated 4D eruption theater. This unique feature allows guests to vividly experience the catastrophic impact of Mount Vesuvius on the city. Witness the intense heat, noxious gases, and volcanic ash as the city succumbs to the natural disaster.
Don’t Miss Pompeii: A Unique Glimpse into History:
The “POMPEII: The Exhibition” is an opportunity to journey back and witness the preserved remnants of a lost civilization. Discover the secrets and stories hidden beneath the ash as you uncover the extraordinary world of Pompeii. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, history buff, or simply curious about ancient civilizations, this exhibition is a must-see experience.
“POMPEII: The Exhibition” at Cincinnati Museum Center will be open February 16 to July 28, 2024, with General Admission tickets going on sale January 29th.