AIA Lecture Series: Pompeii: A Typical Day in a Typical Roman Town

7 p.m., Wed., Nov. 7
In 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius violently erupted, burying towns, killing thousands, and permanently altering the surrounding landscape. Nearly 1700 years later, Pompeii was rediscovered, uncovered, and ultimately commercialized. According to Shelly Martin, “Pompeii was destined to become one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world.” Martin will take visitors on a tour of Pompeii, exploring the locations and features of the town that made up a typical day in the ancient Roman world.

November 4, 2012 • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History • museumpr@colorado.edu
http://cumuseum.colorado.edu