Pompeii: Life in a Roman Village 79 CE Reveals Daily Life in a City Steeped in Mystery


SINGAPORE.- The National Museum of Singapore transports visitors back 2000 years in time to experience life and death in the ancient Roman Empire. A new exhibition, Pompeii: Life in a Roman Village 79 CE reveals daily life in a city steeped in legend and mystery. Pompeii and its neighboring cities were buried—and frozen in time—after the fateful eruption of Mt. Vesuvius on August 24, 79 CE. After being forgotten for nearly 1700 years, the city was accidentally rediscovered by well-digging shepherds in 1748. Since then, its excavation has yielded extraordinary artifacts—from the rarest of art objects to the most common trinkets of daily use—and provided a comprehensive portrait of the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. Amazingly, archaeologists have also been able to piece together the final moments of the people of Pompeii. By pouring plaster into cavities in the volcanic ash left by th