Monday, 19 March 2018
And so I was enthralled by the current Pompeii exhibition in Brussels, which I wholeheartedly recommend.
I am often critical about such expos in Belgium, as they have a tendency towards replicas. Replica dinosaur bones, replica terracotta warriors, replica governments, and so on. But this one really delivers.
More than 100 of the artefacts on display are from Pompeii, and how fascinating they are. I had the feeling that I could pick up any of these ancient relics and use them for their intended purpose; and so many of them are very personal - they were actually held and used on a daily basis by the men and women who perished so long ago.
The expo runs until April 15th. https://www.brussels.be/exhibition-pompeii-immortal-city