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Pompeii a roman city



Pompeii a roman city

For the first time in Montreal, an exhibition will be devoted to Pompeii and Herculaneum, its neighbouring city. Founded in the sixth century B.C., at the height of the Roman Empire, these towns were destroyed by the spectacular eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Buried under metres of volcanic rubble, protected from the ravages of weather and looting, they were forgotten for more than fifteen centuries. Their rediscovery in the eighteenth century, in remarkable condition, would have a profound influence on the arts throughout Europe, from Neoclassicism to Romanticism.

From February 6 to September 5, 2016
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1380 Sherbrooke Street West, Montréal, Québec
Info : 514-285-2000 - 1-800-899-MUSE (6873)


Date: Da Saturday, February 06, 2016 a Monday, September 05, 2016

Organized by : Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Royal Ontario

In collaboration with : Italian Cultural Institute of Montréal

Entrance : Free