Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Traveling Back...

Museum of Science, Boston
...in time!  It's always fascinating to learn about other cultures.  Last week the stars were aligned:  good weather, day set aside for a "road trip" and a dose of culture.  We were good to go!  Boston was our destination.  A drive east on the Mass Pike led us to the Museum of Science in Boston.  There is an incredible traveling exhibit on view until February 12, "A Day in Pompeii".  Walking up the staircase brought my hubby & I way back in time to daily life in Pompeii before Mount Vesuvius erupted.  By using an  audio tour we added more pieces of knowledge about this ancient bustling city.    

During the Roman Empire by the first century C.E., Pompeii was a busy port on the Sarno River.  Mount Vesuvius erupted on August 24, C.E and everything was covered with a thick layer of volcanic ash.  In the 1700's Pompeii was rediscovered.  Now, inquiring interested visitors to this traveling exhibit can view artifacts that were used in the kitchen, in fishing, in storing foods and in the marketplace - to categorize a few.  Portions of fresco panels and garden statues are on view.

This is a beautiful exhibit that will leave Boston and then travel on to Cincinnati, OH and onto Denver, CO this year.  If you have an opportunity to stop in to view this step back in time, I encourage you to do so.  The Museum of Science, Boston has the online "AN EDUCATOR'S GUIDE" to view/print before you visit.  Very helpful!



Rita said...

I have been to Boston twice in my life and Love it. This sounds like my kind of museum; thanks for sharing. Now are you back home safe and sound?

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Boston is one of my favorite places! The exhibit sounds wonderful.

JG said...

Rita- Boston is a 2 hour drive for us. A nice day trip. :)

Carol- One of my 2 fave cities!

Mary Bergfeld said...

It sounds like a really special day. How fortunate that you live near one of the museums that are hosting the exhibit. I'm a bit envious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

JG said...

Mary- The link "AN EDUCATOR'S GUIDE" that I included is great to view. We were so happy to have the opportunity to see this exhibit.