Pompeii: The Exhibition

This past weekend my family and I went to see the Pompeii exhibit at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. It was really interesting to learn about their culture and lives and to see the artifacts recovered from Pompeii. The artifacts ranged from statues, to marble tables, to farming equipment, to jewelry, to casts of the remains. The way they created the casts was by finding empty spaces in the volcanic ash where a body had once been. They created the cast from the empty space and now replicas of the casts are part of the exhibit.

Warning: a little nudity ahead (nothing obscene)

This was my favorite mural. I would love to have something like this in my home.

Northwest Pearls: Pompeii Exhibit

This statue would have stood in an open area of the atrium. When rain would fall, it would be collected into the pool below the statue's feet and used by the household.

Northwest Pearls: Pompeii Exhibit

Northwest Pearls: Pompeii Exhibit

Northwest Pearls: Pompeii Exhibit

Northwest Pearls: Pompeii Exhibit

This helmet had figures from the Trojan war decorating it.

Northwest Pearls: Pompeii Exhibit

Northwest Pearls: Pompeii Exhibit

Sadly the exhibit ends May 25th, but it was cool to see. I'd give it 4/5 stars. Have you seen any cool exhibits lately?