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'Pompeii' exhibit to bring artifacts, body casts, sculptures to Arizona Science Center

Posted: 8:16 PM, Sep 27, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-28 21:10:19Z
'Pompeii' exhibit to visit AZ Science Center
'Pompeii' exhibit to visit AZ Science Center

The next exhibition to visit the Arizona Science Center will explore the ancient city of Pompeii, which was decimated after a volcanic eruption covered it in lava and ash.

According to historians, more than 1,000 people died when Mount Vesuvius, a volcano near modern-day Naples, Italy, erupted. While devastating, it was the ash that helped preserve it.

Thousand of years later, more than 200 artifacts -- sculptures, mosaics, body casts, Roman coins -- on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy will fill the Sybil B. Harrington Galleries at the Arizona Science Center for six months, according to a news release.

Pompeii: The Exhibition which will run Nov. 18, 2017 - May 28, 2018, will show what life was like in Pompeii. Guests will see a market, temple, and theater, and be able to experience a simulated volcanic eruption in a 4-D theater.

Another part of the exhibit will feature erotic art and a replicated brothel. That part of the experience is not suitable for children, according to the release.

Tickets to the exhibition are $9.95 for children and $11.95 for adults. That is in addition to general admission to the Arizona Science Center which is $13 for children and $18 for adults.

The release said Pompeii tickets come with a reservation time. They can be purchased online in advance at www.azscience.org .

IF YOU GO:
Pompeii: The Exhibition (Nov. 18, 2017 - May 28, 2018)
Arizona Science Center, 600 Washington Street, Phoenix AZ 85004
Admission: $9.95 - $11.95, in addition to regular general admission
www.azscience.org