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Relics from ancient Rome to be exhibited in Chengdu

Date: 2018.02.08 Author: Phyllis Wang

The exhibition of relics from ancient Rome with the theme of “Pompeii, The Infinite Life” is going to kick off at the Jinsha Site Museum in Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan in Southwest China. 120 works and articles including murals, marble statues, and gold and glass wares from Naples National Archaeological Museum (MANN) will be displayed during Feb.9 to May 3.

These precious relics were excavated from Pompeii, an ancient Roman city. Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 and buried under about 5 meters of the volcanic ash. That was the end of Pompeii City, however, a large number of remains and cultural relics of ancient Roma had been preserved completely.

By using many high-tech methods, Chengdu Jinsha Site Museum will display the real feature and city life of Pompeii in a brand-new perspective. The thriving ancient town of Pompeii, broken walls, old and delicate streets will give you a feeling of actually being there.

This activity themed on “Pompeii, The Infinite Life” is a travelling exhibition which is also the project between Beijing's China Museum Ltd and Italy’s Ministry of Culture. This exhibition will be opened during the Sun Festival in Chengdu and the Chengdu Jinsha Site Museum is only the first stop. The following stops are Terracotta Warriors Museum (June 1-Aug 24), Tianjin Museum (Sep. 21-Dec 14) and Wuhan Museum (February-March 2019).