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Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies


Life & Death in Pompeii & Herculaneum

11 April, 2013

British Museum

The Roman Society is delighted to have arranged for members a lecture by the exhibition's curator, Dr Paul Roberts, followed by a visit to the exhibition.

This exhibition brings together over 250 fascinating objects from Pompeii and Herculaneum.  Many have never before been seen outside Italy. The exhibition focuses on the Roman home giving us a taste of the daily life of individuals including businessmen, powerful women, freed slaves and children.  Treasures displayed include finely sculptured marble reliefs, ivory panels, wall paintings, carbonised wooden furniture, and casts of some of the victims of the eruption.

11.00 Meet for coffee in the Clore Education Centre East Foyer

11.30-12.30 Lecture by the Exhibition’s Curator, Dr Paul Roberts (BP Lecture Theatre)

12.30 Lunch – please make your own arrangements

Early afternoon – staggered timed entry into the Exhibition

4.30 Departure