16 June 2010, 14:05

Pompeii artifacts visiting Moscow

Pompeii artifacts visiting Moscow

The State Historical Museum in Moscow will host the first-ever exposition of rarities from the ancient city of Pompeii, Italy. Visitors to the exhibition are provided with a unique opportunity to imagine how the city looked like before it was buried under meters of ash from an eruption of volcano Mount Vesuvius.

The State Historical Museum in Moscow will host the first-ever exposition of rarities from the ancient city of Pompeii, Italy. Visitors to the exhibition are provided with a unique opportunity to imagine how the city looked like before it was buried under meters of ash from an eruption of volcano Mount Vesuvius.

The collection has for the first time left the National Archaeological Museum of Naples to arrive in the Russian capital. Among other artifacts, the State Historical Museum will display household items, jewelry, and even fragments of murals which once decorated houses of wealthy citizens.

Most rarities were perfectly preserved under a layer of volcanic ash. According to the exhibition managers, the collection is unlikely to go on a similar journey once again.

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