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posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 10:11 PM
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Phoenix Arizona Pompey Exhibition]Pompeii Exhibit

Once in a while, Phoenix Arizona gets a real treat.
If you get a chance to see this in Arizona, or wherever it travels next. I cannot recommend it enough.

The Pompeii exhibition is truly outstanding. They curated this entire show with such excellence. The entire layout and presentation lures you into feeling intense empathy and awe for people in this ancient city. I brought my daughters and we were all moved.

We first walked through the curtain to see a huge bronze.


Behind this was a series of display cases with countless household items and small fetish statues and worship items.


Finally, the moment that we knew was coming.

...The bodies.

They gave us a little warning. A short video depicting the timeline of Vesuvius eruption. It clearly showed how quickly Pompeii was buried under 12 feet of ash. It also provided a clear understanding of what we were about to go and see...

The screen retracted and the room we were in opened up.
The first site we see is devastating.

It took a few moments for my kids to realize what they were seeing, but it quickly dawns on them. I noticed a couple was embracing, and the woman was crying.


An unexpected site. The exposed skull of a young child. It was no longer just a statue of ash...



edit on 28-1-2018 by ExVoto because: edited for his pleasure

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posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 10:22 PM
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a reply to: ExVoto

I went to the exhibit early November and loved every moment of it. I actually went through it twice. I wil upload my pictures to your thread if you don’t mind? Either way if anyone gets a chance I strongly recommend going to see it. I remember at the beginning there is a model house that showed how a normal house looked like from a Birdseye view. The model people are about three inches tall. When everyone was silent while listing to the lady talk I raised my hand..... I asked why they are so small compared to the casts that I have seen in pictures. The entire room broke out in laughter!



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 10:27 PM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou

by all means, feel free to add to this.

I saw that same model house. that's funny!



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 10:42 PM
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Are we talking 'bout Pompeii?



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 10:48 PM
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originally posted by: Pearj
Are we talking 'bout Pompeii?


AAAAAHAHAHAHAHA.... yeah.

Excuse me while I make edits



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 10:55 PM
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originally posted by: ExVoto
Phoenix Arizona Pompey Exhibition]Pompeii Exhibit

Once in a while, Phoenix Arizona gets a real treat.
If you get a chance to see this in Arizona, or wherever it travels next. I cannot recommend it enough.

The Pompeii exhibition is truly outstanding. They curated this entire show with such excellence. The entire layout and presentation lures you into feeling intense empathy and awe for people in this ancient city. I brought my daughters and we were all moved.

We first walked through the curtain to see a huge bronze.


Behind this was a series of display cases with countless household items and small fetish statues and worship items.


Finally, the moment that we knew was coming.

...The bodies.

They gave us a little warning. A short video depicting the timeline of Vesuvius eruption. It clearly showed how quickly Pompeii was buried under 12 feet of ash. It also provided a clear understanding of what we were about to go and see...

The screen retracted and the room we were in opened up.
The first site we see is devastating.

It took a few moments for my kids to realize what they were seeing, but it quickly dawns on them. I noticed a couple was embracing, and the woman was crying.


An unexpected site. The exposed skull of a young child. It was no longer just a statue of ash...




Interesting. I will have to check it out if it comes to Chicago. The preserved bodies look like art until really take in what it is...



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: ExVoto

Np! ..thought we might have a Mandela, had to look it up.

Great photos, s+f!



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 10:59 PM
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I remember my trip over to Italy (well, my vacation trip...I got sent by work a few times). Walking through the city was shocking..it was soo well preserved.

I would highly recommend the trip to go see the city...in the meantime though, yeah, seeing a glimpse via this excibit seems very cool and from what I see, well done to explain the just sheer madness of the flash "freezing" of the city

Fun fact, there was 2 cities...one is the one you know of, shown here...but on the other side was a small resort for the aristocrats that actually got buried under a mudslide and is actually far more preserved than the main city...can't go in there though...too much to steal would be my guess



posted on Jan, 28 2018 @ 11:50 PM
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COVERUP!!!

The real Pompeii is the ultimate mecca of hedonism.

We're talking built right into the exterior masonry of everyday buildings, painted across the interior walls of 'every' home, statues and the like of every size (but predominantly of one 'shape' LOL), and on and on...

So much so it triggered the Victorian's to define "Pornography" and then set about hunting down and censoring all of its permutations and iterations from all of antiquity and across the globe.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 12:18 AM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
COVERUP!!!

The real Pompeii is the ultimate mecca of hedonism.

We're talking built right into the exterior masonry of everyday buildings, painted across the interior walls of 'every' home, statues and the like of every size (but predominantly of one 'shape' LOL), and on and on...

So much so it triggered the Victorian's to define "Pornography" and then set about hunting down and censoring all of its permutations and iterations from all of antiquity and across the globe.


the great old days. I hear ya...

we hove nothing to compare it to anymore. the best most of us can do is Nyquil and pornhub...



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 01:21 AM
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originally posted by: ExVoto
the best most of us can do is Nyquil and pornhub...


With that attitude!

A psychonaut will hear nothing of the sort...



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 05:47 AM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

originally posted by: ExVoto
the best most of us can do is Nyquil and pornhub...


With that attitude!

A psychonaut will hear nothing of the sort...


Beware going so far into that realm that you become lost... I'm no guide, but I have mapped out most of the paths..


OP;

I love the pictures. Something so brutal in how they perished. The contorted bodies, it is hard to imagine the agony... burnt bodies tend to appear in such a way, so the heat would have been felt extremely.. I can think of no worse way to go. Fuels some of my nightmares...

Seen a few documentaries on how it all went down. Mother earth can be cruel, at times.



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Yes it was. I visited Pompeii in 1997 when I was 17 years old. It was baffling to see all the children in a place that was clearly dedicated to sex, and nothing else. Definitely a different era. One that I would never want my kids growing up in.

It would be crazy living in a place that everywhere you look, is pornography. Makes you wonder, if Mother Nature hadn’t have destroyed this place — how long would the new ‘sexually suppressive’ generations (e.g. Catholicism) let this place last?



posted on Jan, 29 2018 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: KKLOCO
a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Yes it was. I visited Pompeii in 1997 when I was 17 years old. It was baffling to see all the children in a place that was clearly dedicated to sex, and nothing else.


Or Hollywood as we know it today...



posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 12:05 AM
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I was there last february, and Pompeii is amazing. It's both surreal and awe striking, an absolute must see.

That being said, my opinion is that Pompeii pales in comparison to Herculaneum. The things you see, feel, and experience at Herculaneum make it a far more exciting place to see.



posted on Jan, 30 2018 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: ExVoto

Excellent point! I would like to say LOL, But I can’t because it’s not funny, it’s sad. My kids ARE growing up in this type of culture. What does this mean? Is Mother Nature going to take care of us too? I have to admit, this planet does need a cleansing. Putting head back into sand...



posted on Jan, 31 2018 @ 12:12 PM
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I'm raising two daughters. Thankfully, they are entering their teen years with a deep sense of self respect and personal integrity. I know this will be challenged by the world around them.

I often wonder if God is going to use nature again to make us 'clean our rooms' too...
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