Friday, July 31, 2015
Kenneth Lapatin of the J. Paul Getty Museum joins us to explore the re-discovery of Pompeii, its influence on Neoclassicism, and the impact of Rome on the modern psyche.
Salvatore Settis, one of Italy's foremost scholars, joins us to discuss the extraordinary art of Pompeii and its impact on Italian history and culture
Celebrate the closing of Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano with a gastronomic extravaganza of Neopolitan food and drink.
Curators will take us around the world to discover how men and women in many cultures adorned themselves - in ancient Egypt, Africa, China, North America and places in between. It is a long history from feathers to bone to modern accessories such as today’s jewellery.
Go behind closed doors in the ancient metropolis of Pompeii. From bathhouses and prostitutes, to villas and erotic artwork, Dr. Paul Roberts explores the private side of life in the Roman world.