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HISTORY EXPLORED | Pompeii: The Exhibition at MSI Chicago


MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY INVITES YOU TO VISIT YESTERYEAR

Travel back in time to the city forever preserved in Pompeii: The Exhibition.Pompeii, a Roman city destroyed by nature more than 1,900 years ago, was preserved in a volcanic time capsule after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The city, fixed in time, provides a glimpse into what life was like in ancient Rome.Pompeii: The Exhibition brings you to the bustling commercial port and trading center that once was Pompeii. Explore the treasures, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, gladiator armor, weapons, ancient Roman coins, and full body casts of the volcano’s victims. Immersive multimedia experiences take you to Pompeii’s amphitheater floor for a holographic gladiator display or to Mount Vesuvius for a 4D eruption simulation. Archaeological details present a unique record of Pompeii's industrial life. Marvel at more than 150 precious artifacts that bring to life how people in this ancient city lived, loved, worked, worshipped and found entertainment.


Opens February 23, 2023This not-to-be-missed exhibition at the intersection of science and history will open on February 23, 2023, and run through September 4, 2023. Advance reservations are highly recommended.


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