January 30, 2012
Monday Geology Picture: A Day in Pompeii
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
Today’s geology picture is courtesy of my friend Travis, who visited the “A Day in Pompeii” exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science this past weekend. This exhibit looks great and runs through February 12th. If you’re in the Boston area, you should check it out! Unfortunately, I’m going to miss the exhibit since I won’t be back in the Boston area until March. I’m very sad that I’m missing the exhibit. One of these days, I’ll have to take a georney to actual Pompeii. Pompeii is definitely high on my list of geological sites I want to visit.
Here are a couple more pictures from the Boston Museum of Science exhibit, courtesy of Travis:
Personally, I find those plaster casts of the bodies from Pompeii to be the most haunting of all monuments to human tragedy. When you stop to think about just what they are ….
Charles Pelligrino, in Ghosts of Vesuivus, has the most touching one…
Archeologists unearthed a group of victims, one of whom lay on top of a bisque head. The assessment was made that it was a slave, carrying the house god. Then someone, a parent, looked closer….
…She was eight years old. She died clutching her doll.