POMPEII – Splendour and Death under the Volcano
In 79 AD the volcan Vesuvius erupted, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, and Oplontis. The exhibition informs about the latest knowledge that recent excavations have unearthed and it develops, also from a geological and scientific perspective, the complex phenomena related to volcanism and bradyseism. Pliny the Elder leads the audience through the exhibition. He lived first-hand the events of those fateful days, in the desperate attempt of saving the inhabitants escaping from the tragic eruption. In the exhibition you see famous original artworks from Pompeii and Herculaneum together with multimedia immersive environments. A project that consolidates the collaboration between the Liechtenstein NationalMuseum and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples which started several years ago and the partnership with the Italian companies of Expona and Contemporanea Progetti.