British Museum curator, Paul Roberts, will be here to talk about this year’s major exhibition of archeological finds from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Recently opened to ecstatic reviews, the show brings together over two hundred treasures – some on public display for the first time – including beautifully-preserved mosaics, fine marble reliefs, and intricate ivory carvings.
Roberts’ book explores the lives of the ordinary people of these two cities that were buried by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Through the objects they left behind, he breathes life into the famous and haunting “plaster-cast” victims, building up a vivid picture of a moment in history that was, quite literally, frozen in time.
This will be a fantastically illuminating illustrated talk – with his passion and expertise, Paul Roberts will offer a unique insight into this important exhibition, the first of its kind in London for over forty years