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Imagine being at Pompeii that day

Melbourne Museum has created an impressive recreation of what happened August 24, AD 79 at Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted.

HT: Agade list

Museum exhibitions

Babylon: Myth and Reality runs until March 15, 2009, at the British Museum in London. Details, along with videos and photos available here. This exhibition brings together artifacts from the British Museum, Berlin, the Louvre, and other museums. If you have an opportunity to go, be sure to download our brief list of Some Biblically Related Artifacts in the British Museum here.

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs runs through May 17 at the Dallas [Texas] Museum of Art. Details here.

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs runs through May 22 at the Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Details here.

The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory in Atlanta has an exhibition called Wonderful Things: The Harry Burton Photographs and the Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun. It runs through May 25. Details here.

Excavating Egypt is a major exhibition from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. This exhibition runs at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, from March 14 through June 14, 2009. Details here.

We wrote of a King Tut exhibition in Vienna, with a nice photo, here.

Pompeii and the Roman Villa (Art and Culture Around the Bay of Naples) continues at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. through March 22. Details here. Videos, audios, and other material online.

The photo below is one I made in 2001 of the altar at the Temple of Vespasian at Pompeii. Vespasian was the Roman general who led the attack on the Jewish rebels beginning in A.D. 66. Upon learning of the death of Nero he headed back to Rome. Later he became Emperor. Pompeii was covered with volcanic ash in A.D. 79. This altar shows a sacrificial scene.

Sacrificial altar, Temple of Vespasian, Pompeii. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Sacrificial altar, Temple of Vespasian, Pompeii. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Art and Empire: Treasures From Assyria in the British Museum continues through January 4 at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. Details here. We wrote about visiting this exhibition here.

Most of these exhibition are listed in the Nov./Dec. 2008 issue of Saudi Aramco World.