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PRIVATE POMPEII RUINS + "Pompeii and the Greeks" exhibition - 3 Hours - Italy

This tour (duration 3 hours), guided by our archaeological English-speaking expert will lead you to discover not only the Roman ruins of Pompeii but also the new exhibition entitled "Pompeii and the Greeks" which will take place in the "Large Palaestra" inside the excavations from 14th April to 27th November 2017.

"Pompeii and the Greeks", two worlds far apart that this exhibition tries to reconnect. It has been arranged by Massimo Osanna, General Director of Pompeii, and by Carlo Rescigno, professor of classical archeology at the Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. To set up the exhibition it was called Bernard Tschumi, the Swiss architect with offices in New York and Paris, famous for having designed the new Acropolis Museum in Athens.

More than 600 artifacts from Pompeii, Stabiae, Sorrento, Cuma, Capua, Poseidonia, Metaponto, Torre di Satriano will be on display in this exhibition which aims to examine the important contacts between an Italic cities like Pompeii and the Greek Mediterranean, but more generally the flow of trade and the circulation of ideas in the Mediterranean. The exhibition is a journey through the history of Pompeii and the surrounding territory, even before the birth of the town.

Sculptures, ceramics, ornaments, weapons, inscriptions will highlight for the first time unknown aspects of Pompeii. In fact many valuable pieces will be part of this exhibition including  the bronze statue of the Cumaean Sibyl, 9 cm high, dating back to the end of the XVIII century BC. It is the oldest depiction of the Sybil ever found and it has recently been discovered in excavations conducted at the upper temple of the Acropolis of Cuma: the Sibyl plays the zither and it will be displayed  here for the first time; the wooden pirogue more than six meters long from Longola, in Poggiomarino, dating back to the XVIII century BC; the beautiful stamnos (jar for liquids) with red figures of Attic production with the famous scene of Ulysses tied to the mast of his ship and the sirens, an object dating back to 480-470 BC from Vulci and on loan to Pompeii from the British Museum of London.

This exhibit in Pompeii ruins is the first stage of an exhibition program carried out jointly with the Archaeological Museum of Naples: here, in June, it will open an exhibition dedicated to the Greek myths in Pompeii and in the Roman world, and to the theme of metamorphosis.

THIS TOUR WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 14th APRIL TO 27th NOVEMBER 2017.

THIS PRIVATE GUIDED VISIT OF THREE HOURS (2 HOURS AND HALF IN THE POMPEII RUINS + 30 MINUTES AT THE EXHIBITION POMPEII AND THE GREEKS) WILL OPERATE WITH ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS.

This tour does not include the entrance fee of Pompeii ruins € 13 per person (11€ entrance excavation + 2 extra for exhibition)

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