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Artifacts From Pompeii Making Regional Premiere In Salt Lake City

Sep 25, 2019, 8:48 AM

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – You won’t have to travel to Italy to see artifacts from Pompeii.

The Leonardo Museum of Creativity and Innovation announced Tuesday that it will host Pompeii: The Exhibition. This will be the final exhibition tour stop before the artifacts are returned to Italy.

“The exhibition promises to be one of the most historically significant, immersive, and highest-attended exhibitions The Leonardo Museum has ever hosted,” according to a statement from the museum.

The Roman city of Pompeii was frozen in time in 79 A.D. by the catostrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, burying everything in its path. The city and its people were entombed for more that 1,700 years. The same ash and debris that destroyed the city also remarkably preserved it, according to The Leonardo. The exhibit will feature more than 150 artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, including 10 that are on their first-ever tour in any exhibition in the United States.

Pompeii: The Exhibition will run from Nov. 23 – May 3, 2020, at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets for members will be $9.99. General admission tickets will be $24.99 for adults, $19.99 for children ages 3 – 15, $21.99 for seniors age 65 and older, and $21.99 for members off the military.

For information, go to theleonardo.org.

 

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