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Pompeii from the British Museum

By LGenuario
Written September 05, 2015
I loved this event and hope for more like it in the future! The presenters, who were the head of the museum, the exhibit's curator, and two others (can't remember), were just fantastic. So enthusiastic, knowledgeable, they recreated the day in the life of the wealthy as well as common Roman citizens in the two backwater towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum in the year 79 a.m. through the objects excavated. They each brought the event and Roman world to life. It was obviously planned and perhaps rehearsed, choreographed even, and yet it felt very spontaneous and fun. What a value for the price of a movie ticket! Attendees here in the U.S. and abroad got to feel they were really there at the British Museum - better than going through the exhibit by oneself as the experts guided you through each space, educated you along the way, made these people feel very contemporaneous. I brought along about 10 other people, and all agreed afterward it was a wonderful experience.
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By cakes245
Written December 20, 2014
hmmm it was interesting, not enough time spent on the artifacts, Needed more explanation on the wall art depicting the intention of the specific drawing. (purpose) I would of liked to see more of how they began the findings, spent more time in Pompeii and saw how they pulled iems out, and the process of how it arrived to the Museum. Also, since the museum is not acclamated to loud voices, there should be some work on the tone of presenters.
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By stinesmom
Written September 26, 2013
Just as I had expected. A thoroughly enjoyable learning experience about the last 2 days of Pompeii. The pieces they showed, the enjoyable interaction between the presenters and the overall beauty along with the great tragedy of that last few days were unspeakably poignant.
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Pompeii from the British Museum

By cjgran
Written March 27, 2015
After a wait of 20 minutes, we were told the projector wasn't working and that they would refund our money. It took me an hour to get to the theatre. I sure would like my gas money back as well!! This was at the AMC Mission Valley 20 in San Diego, CA
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This is an exhibition - not a movie

By tantila
Written October 09, 2015
If you go expecting a high-flying time with reenactments, special effects, and loads of excitement, then you will be disappointed. This is NOT a movie. If you go to be walked through an amazing museum exhibit that most of us will not be able to travel to London to see, then you will be thrilled. The BM brings in actual experts (not the so-called ones the History channel keeps in a closet for whenever they need a new alien-friendly specialist) who are giants in the field (Mary Beard, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill) to take you step by step through the exhibition, looking at specific objects and sharing their knowledge. The only cons are that it is extremely British, which might be off-putting for some people, and that it is geared towards a general audience so you shouldn't expect an in-depth analysis. Personally I enjoyed it and thought it well worth the money.
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