A Lost City Found

Part 2 of our inspiration-collecting trip to the California Science Center: the Pompeii exhibit. I enjoyed this exhibit very much, and found so much inspiration! It is filled with art and artifacts and gives the viewer great insight into the lifestyle of people in Pompeii before the eruption of Vesuvius. If you are interested in Pompeii from a more scientific point of view, the exhibit also features background information about volcanic eruptions and details of the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius. You will see casts of the bodies as they were found in the ruins many centuries later. The city was so well preserved that it provided historians the most concrete information about Roman life.

 

Don't miss it!
Don’t miss it!
One of the many wall frescoes found in the ruins of Pompeii. Romans were social people - they loved to drink and have long meals lounging in their courtyards with their friends. No dining solo!
One of the many wall frescoes found in the ruins of Pompeii. Romans were social people – they loved to drink and have long meals lounging in their courtyards with their friends. No dining solo!
Statue found in a villa
Statue found in a villa
Pompeii's export. The people of Pompeii had a healthy diet - aside from fish, they ate lots of fruits and vegetables, cooked with olive oil, and drank wine with everything.
Pompeii’s export. The people of Pompeii had a healthy diet – aside from fish, they ate lots of fruits and vegetables, cooked with olive oil, and drank wine with everything.
I love the textures on their ceramics!
I love the textures on their ceramics!
A pitcher used for pouring drinks.
A pitcher used for pouring drinks.
Back to the al fresco dining - I loved this mosaic table top!
Back to the al fresco dining – I loved this mosaic table top!
This ceramic floor tile found in a villa near Pompeii makes me want to design some mosaic knitwear pieces!
This ceramic floor tile found in a villa near Pompeii makes me want to design some mosaic knitwear pieces!
A cast of one of the bodies found. The photo behind shows it as it was found.
A cast of one of the bodies found. The photo behind shows it as it was found.
Modern Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius - still looks like a beautiful, inspiring place!
Modern Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius – still looks like a beautiful, inspiring place!

 

 

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