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Don’t miss the world première of Pompeii Live – the first live cinema event produced by the British Museum from a major exhibition.
See the wonders of the exhibition from the comfort of the cinema, introduced live by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor, presented by Peter Snow and Bettany Hughes and featuring Mary Beard, Rachel de Thame, Giorgio Locatelli, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill and exhibition curator Paul Roberts who bring extraordinary objects to life in this unique event.
Plus, you’ll see specially made films of Pompeii and Herculaneum today, and go behind the scenes of the exhibition to explore the stories of these famous Roman cities.
Rachel de Thame
28 March – 29 September 2013
From the bustling street to the intimate spaces of a Roman home,
this major exhibition will take you to the heart of people’s lives
in Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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Bringing the Romans to life in the heart of London
Come to the British Museum for a range of lectures, workshops, films and craft activities exploring life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum.
By exhibition curator
This captivating book explores the lives of the ordinary people of Pompeii and Herculaneum buried by the catastrophic volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Includes new photography and over 200 objects.
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Immerse yourself in the life of the two Roman cities through exclusive video footage and curator interviews. Explore the story of Vesuvius's eruption in the interactive timeline to see the differing fates of the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.