Pompeii, House of Terentius Neo, Wall painting, 1st c. CE, Inv. Nr. 9058, National Archaeological Museum of Naples

In 79 AD, the volcano Vesuvius erupted and buried the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum Stabiae and Oplontis. The exhibition highlights the latest findings from the excavations as well as the natural phenomena from a geological and volcanological perspective.

A prominent eyewitness, Pliny the Elder, guides visitors through the exhibition: he himself perished while trying to save the fleeing people with his military fleet. Well-known original objects from Pompeii and Herculaneum as well as lifelike projections make the exhibition a unique experience.

The exhibition was realised in close cooperation between the Liechtenstein LandesMuseum, the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, Expona from Bolzano and Contemporanea Progetti from Florence. The Liechtenstein LandesMuseum is the first stop of this new international touring exhibition.