In Spring 2013 the British Museum presents a major exhibition on the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. This exhibition will be the first ever held on these important cities at the British Museum, and the first such major exhibition in London for almost 40 years with many of these objects have never before been seen outside Italy. The exhibition will have a unique focus, looking at the Roman home and the people who lived in these ill-fated cities.
Owing to their different locations Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried in different ways and this has affected the preservation of materials at each site. Herculaneum was a small seaside town whereas Pompeii was the industrial hub of the region. Work continues at both sites and recent excavations at Herculaneum have uncovered beautiful and fascinating artefacts. These include treasures many of which will be displayed to the public for the first time, such as finely sculpted marble reliefs, intricately carved ivory panels and fascinating objects found in one of the main drains of the city.
The exhibition will give visitors a taste of the daily life of the people of Pompeii and Herculaneum, from the bustling street to the family home. The domestic space is the essential context for people’s lives, and allows us to get closer to the Romans themselves. This exhibition will explore the lives of individuals in Roman society, not the classic figures of films and television, such as emperors, gladiators and legionaries, but businessmen, powerful women, freed slaves and children.
Museum Selection is proud to be working with The British Museum to offer 2 pairs of free tickets, worth £30.00, to the exhibition Life & Death in Pompeii & Herculaneum which closes 29th September 2013.
To enter, simply click here and complete your name, email and phone number. The draw will close on Sunday 30th June so enter now for your chance to win.
Ticket Draw Rules: No order or purchase is necessary to enter the draw. Entrants must be over 18 years of age. The closing date for entries is Sunday 30th June 2013. The winners will be the first 2 entries drawn at random on Monday 1st July 2013. Those involved in the promotion and execution of the draw and employees and relatives of Museum Selection Ltd are not eligible to enter. The winners will be notified by telephone or email within 7 days of the draw. One entry per person.