ROM Announces Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano to open June 13, 2015

Exhibition tells dramatic story of an ancient civilization frozen in time

Features 200 stunning objects, many seen for the first time in Toronto

Casts of those lost in the catastrophe are among the exhibition’s highlights.

(Toronto, Ontario - November 5, 2014) — The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) hosts the Canadian premiere of Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano from Saturday, June 13, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016. On display in the Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall, the exhibition includes approximately 200 evocative objects that tell the dramatic story of Pompeii, an ancient Roman city captured in time by ash and debris that buried it during a volcanic eruption. Pompeii focuses on the people living in the city, revealing the fragility of life in the face of natural disaster. Objects, many seen for the first time in Toronto, are loaned by The Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Naples and The Archaeological Depositories of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae.

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