Museum of the Rockies only Western museum to host centuries-old Italian artifacts

May 20, 2016 1011

June 18 will be the first day that Museum of the Rockies visitors can take in an exhibit they've never seen before — and probably will never see again.

"Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii" will illustrate not only the wealth that people loved to show off during the years before Vesuvius did them all in and buried their communities on Aug. 24, 79 AD, but the lives of the slaves who worked to make their opulent masters' quarters memorable. The exhibit will remain on display through Dec. 31.

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