Pompeii

By joannamconrad
Written November 26, 2015
The presentation from the British Museum was a magnificent scholarly lecture on the exhibit in London. Thank you for making this type of program available to the public.
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Pompeii and Herculaneum are fascinating - the presentation of the exhibit, not so much

By donsloan
Written March 29, 2015
I was at the British Museum this summer when they were hosting the exhibit. Unfortunately, the movie is a walk-thru of the exhibit, not really a movie, and the hosts are simply over the top in their presentation styles. They are all British (should be obvious since it's by the British Museum), and they are generally as giddy as teenage girls at a One Direction concert. It's amusing/charming at first but wore on me after the first 15 minutes. The guest experts they bring in to speak to the artifacts and time period are better, but the hosts' predilections with a) distancing themselves from the slave situation, b) Pompeiian sex mores (one of the hostesses actually says "coc&sucker"), and c) saying 'marvelous', 'simply amazing', 'extroooordinary', etc, takes away from the wonder of the actual exhibit. Interesting format, and a great way to experience something most will not have the ability to see for themselves. The format and presentation approach just needs some serious tweaking.
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Not overly impressed

By bryce236
Written February 01, 2015
Since we had made a visit to Pompeii, we thought this would be an interesting film. It was rather dry with academics talking about artifacts. We both fell asleep. The best part was the chef from Italy talking about the food of the period.
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Extremely well done

By aarkad
Written September 26, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to view the British Museum exhibit. By learning about the objects used by the people in their daily lives we got a fascinating glimpse of the lives that were snuffed out on that terrible day. The experts' details gave us great insight into this vanished world. This was visually stunning. My only negative comment is that I would have liked to see more views of the streets and buildings. I visited Pompeii this past spring and I think that would have added more enjoyment. But very well done, and recommended for anyone who might have an interest in the history of this place and this event.
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POMPEII FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM - A WOW OF AN EVENING

By akablonded
Written September 26, 2013
I wish I had three thumbs -- they'd all be "up"! What a terrific bird's eye view of a tremendously interesting subject. I hope the British Museum does more in the future!
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