On August 24, 79 AD Mount Vesuvius erupted, devastating the city of Pompeii, but hidden underneath the destruction and 15 feet of ash lay one of the most comprehensive glimpses into what life was like over 2,000 years ago.
In 1748 when explorers examined the site, they found that the ash had preserved buildings, sculptures, gladiator armor, jewelry, medical devices and more from this ancient city. At the Pompeii Exhibit now on display at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, visitors can now walk through a breath-taking display of how Roman’s lived and marvel at real artifacts that were used by these people so long ago.
These stunningly well-preserved items, accompanied by multi-media presentations, create an immersive experience that will transport you back in time. Learn how the Romans produced running water in their homes for baths and tended to their gardens, families and homes through this one of a kind experience. Immerse yourself in art and culture from this legendary era.
The unique Pompeii Exhibit features over 150 authentic artifacts on loan from the Naples Archeological Museum in Italy and can be found at the Reagan Library through April 21st, 2019. To book your tickets, visit the Reagan Library’s website and reserve your spot. Admission to the exhibit includes admission to the rest of the exhibits at the Reagan Library.