Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave

May 04, 2021 385

From Friday May 7 to Sunday August 29. A special exhibition organized by Legion of Honor Museum. 100 34th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121. In AD 79, the Bay of Naples was rocked by the fiery eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii and nearby villages and farms were completely buried under pumice and hot ash, which killed thousands in the midst of their daily activities.

Plaster casts of these bodies are a dramatic reminder of this disaster but, like a fly caught in amber, what was preserved gives us a picture of what life was like in a thriving Roman city. The exhibition brings us back into this world by focusing on everyday life and especially on food and drink.

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