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Not quite what I was expecting

By giapet63
Written September 26, 2013
I had hoped to see most of the exhibit and many more artifacts. They had a lot of experts talking and sometimes just guessing about artifacts. And they spent a long time on only a few artifacts and kept showing them over and over from the same viewpoint. I've been to Pompeii and was hoping to get some information I hadn't heard and see some things up close and behind the scenes. Probably would have been better to just play the audio they give you at the museum with some filming of the exhibit pieces. Disappointed.
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Disapointing on a Great Clasic

By bcalvillo
Written September 26, 2013
Disapointing just to be kind only 10 people came for the one night showing of Pompeii should have been a clue but stayed to the end took all my might to stay awake so many wonderful artifacts in the background but choose to be limited and more focus on the sponsers who were in my veiw "in the way" of capturing the beauty and awe of what was once Pompeii. BOB
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Like a day in Pompeii

By MrsMomRN
Written August 31, 2015
Very educational, especially with the world renown experts in the field giving a detailed summary. A very interesting look into the day that was horribly tragic but also a valuable preservation for future generations. The world has learned a ton of valuable information about the Roman culture through this horrible disaster. It was nice to know that about 90% of the population actually escaped that night.
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Pompeii from the British Museum

By maryrao
Written September 26, 2013
A great way to allow those of us who can't see the exhibit in person to visit. However, I did not buy a ticket to look at the faces of camera happy people in the museum's employ talking ecstatically instead of showing the exhibit. The focus should be more on artifacts and less on curators. This is a wonderful medium for taking the museum and its contents to the rest of the world, but will not appeal as presented here. A more incidental criticism-the incorporation of the Vesuvius eruption timeline into the presentation was clumsy. Overall, for a storied institution with great resources available, this presentation was not well done.
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A dissapointing ripoff

By barryhudson
Written January 26, 2015
For over one hour of this short video we look at talking heads talking about an exhibit which you don't see. We see about a dozen artifacts out of hundreds. The level of discussion was inane and similar to talking heads discussion on television news. At least at my theater, quality of the video was highly over saturated on colors making faces all beet red and highly colored objects like pottery just color blobs making detail impossible to see. The level of this production wouldn't make the cut for either BBC or the Discovery Channel. It amounted to an advertisement for the actual exhibition. Only I paid $34.00 for the dubious pleasure of seeing this teaser ad. A completely misrepresented ripoff.
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