Pompeii is one of those places that will always be shrouded in a sense of mystery with an iconic status. Even though archaeologists find more and more about the area and the impact after the volcanic eruption, it is still difficult to picture the scene and what it would have been like.
A new Pompeii exhibition at the Grand Palais offers history enthusiasts the greatest chance yet to get an appreciation and feel like they are there.
Recent excavations uncovered a new neighbourhood. Now, 3D reconstructions, digital installations and other pieces can show us this area. It is an interesting way to bring it back to life without fear of damage to precious relics.
The inauguration of the Pompeii exhibition was originally scheduled for Wednesday 25th March 2020 but due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in France, it has unfortunately been postponed until further notice.
Thanks to the collaboration of the Grand Palais, the Archaeological Park and Gédéon, people interested in viewing this exhibition are now able to discover an online avant-première of many contents of the exhibition including videos, excerpts from the exhibition catalogue, historical drawings and photographs of Pompeii from the collection of the Beaux-Arts de Paris, and even the audio guide of the exhibition are available so everyone can enjoy a grand part of the exhibition while staying at home during the confinement.
If you have longed to see Pompeii for yourself this could be the best chance yet, so don’t miss out.
From 25 March 2020 to 8 June 2020 (POSTPONED)
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris 8
M° Champs-Elysées Clemenceau
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