California Science Center Presents 16th Annual Discovery Ball Amidst the Splendor and Elegance of "Pompeii: The Exhibition"

May 01, 2014 915

On Friday, May 16, 2014, California Science Center Discovery Ball guests will experience an ancient city at the height of the Roman Empire as they preview the west coast premiere of Pompeii: The Exhibition. Gala attendees will be the first Science Center guests to see more than 150 artifacts from the unparalleled collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, including full body casts of the volcano's victims, wall-sized frescos, marble and bronze sculptures, jewelry, and ancient Roman coins.

These treasures provide extraordinary detail and insight into the daily life of Pompeii, including a reproduced bordello, before it was frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago.

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