11 Jan 2010

Life in Pompeii on show at Te Papa

2:49 pm on 11 January 2010

If you've ever wanted to know more about life in the Roman city of Pompeii before it was buried in an eruption of Mt Vesuvius in August, 79 AD - then Te Papa in Wellington is the place for you.

A Day in Pompeii opened in December exhibiting some incredible artefacts from the day Mt Vesuvius erupted, burying the ancient Roman city.

The artefacts were brought to the Southern hemisphere for the first time by a collaboration between Te Papa and Melbourne Museum. Admissions are averaging 1300 per day.

The exhibition includes a stately home and lifestyle, an exhibit of jewellery and body casts of Versuvius's victims.

The exhibition runs until April.