“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Volcanic Exhibition…

Posted on February 23, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   With the release of the new motion picture, Pompeii, the California Science Center is premiering an exhibit to compliment the cinematic experience. In 79 A.D., Pompeii vanished beneath thick layers of volcanic ash left by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. But, what nature destroyed, it also preserved.


   Pompeii: The Exhibition features 150 precious artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, which offer a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle and tragic end of this ancient Roman society forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago. The ancient city was situated in southern Italy’s west coast region of Campania, near the Bay of Naples.

   From garden frescoes and marble statues to Gladiator helmets and shin guards, coins, and currency to religious altars and shrines — all set in their original surroundings — experience daily life in this once vibrant Roman city. Then, as the floors shake and the walls rumble, relive the volcano’s catastrophic eruption through an immersive CGI experience, culminating in the reveal of full body casts of twisted human forms, asphyxiated by extreme heat and noxious gases, and forever frozen in time. The BBC has also been granted unique access to the ghost-like body casts that populate the ruins and, using the latest forensic technology, the chance to peer beneath the surface of the plaster in order to rebuild the faces of two of the people who were killed in this terrible tragedy.

   Through excavated artifacts, multimedia experiences, and hands-on science exhibits, guests will learn the science of archaeology, volcanology, and Roman engineering while exploring the ancient civilization of Pompeii.

top_logo_over   Pompeii: The Exhibition will be on exhibit from May 20th until January 4th, 2015. You can purchase passes online, by phone, or at the box office. The California Science Center is located at 700 Exposition Park Drive in Los Angeles. Click below to buy tickets online:


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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