If you live in the Denver area or plan to visit, definitely consider putting this exhibit on your list.
DMNS does a lovely job of showing what life was like in Pompeii prior to Vesuvius’ infamous eruption. Dining al fresco, indoor plumbing, snacking on local and exotic fruits…I was reminded of what an advanced culture the Roman Empire was. It found it difficult to fathom that this culture preceded the Middle Ages.
Towards the end of the exhibit, you are stunned by the utter demolition of a beautiful city in just over 24 hours. The plaster casts of humans and animals are humbling yet a sight to behold.
After seeing this exhibit, I put Italy back on “the list” of places to go. Right now, it looks like:
- Paris & Versailles in 2012
- Tokyo in 2013
- Scotland in 2014
- Italy – especially Rome, Naples, & Pompeii – in 2015