Pompeii. Splendour and Death Under the Volcano
The Myth of Pompeii continues to attract millions of people even more than two thousand years after the night when Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, and Oplonti. The exhibition “Pompeii. Splendour and Death Under the Volcano” leads the visitor through an explorative journey along the myth of Pompeii.
Through 4 sections, the visitor is accompanied by Pliny the Elder, great scholar and scientist who lived first-hand the events of those fateful days, in the desperate attempt of saving the inhabitants escaping from the tragic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The exhibition brings also to light the latest discoveries that recent excavations in Pompeii have unearthed and it develops, from a geological and scientific perspective, the complex phenomena related to volcanism and bradyseism, still relevant today in the areas of the Gulf of Naples and of the Phlegraean Fields.
An extraordinary selection of original artworks from the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, and from the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum including the Runner of the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum, or the Dancing Faun of the House of the Faun in Pompeii, are presented to visitors together with suggestive video-projections and immersive multimedia environments leading the audience back in time and into the streets of those marvelous cities.