Cincinnati Museum Center Presents A Day in Pompeii

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Cincinnati Museum Center Presents A Day in Pompeii

Pompeii street24 August 79 A.D. was a pretty bad day to be a resident of Pompeii or Herculaneum.  In fact, if towns had tombstones, that day would be the R.I.P. date.  Mt. Vesuvius erupted, superheated gases raced down the mountainside scorching the countryside and yards and yards of ash were dumped on the two towns in a matter of hours. Just a little sampling of what Mother Nature can do when really irritated.  And just like that....Pompeii and Herculaneum were gone for centuries and centuries.

Then in the 1700s the discoveries started and the two towns came back to life.  Excavations since have uncovered a preservation of a day in the life of Romans...not a good day for them, but their loss is our gain.  Bodies entombed as they fell, artifacts perfectly preserved.  Now maybe an Italy trip to this UNESCO World Heritage Site isn't on your to do list, so Cincinnati Museum Center is bringing parts of Pompeii to you.  This is a VERY limited opportunity, with only four stops on the tour (the next closest are New York City and Denver, so save some miles and see it here!).

What's in the exhibit?  250 artifacts:  gold coins, jewelry, frescoes and statues.  And to tell you a bit more about the story, the exhibit includes body casts of the victims, and depending on your visit schedule, some experts providing more insight into those Roman times.  The exhibit A Day in Pompeii opened March 2nd and is open through August 12th.

This is a special admission event, so tickets are separate from the general museum tickets.

Non-members: Adult  $19.50, Senior  $17.50,  Child  $12.50
Museum members:  Adult  $12.50,  Child $8.50

Use a Kroger receipt to get $3 off tickets.

Sunday:  11-6
Mon-Thu: 10-5
Fri-Sat:  11-8

Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Ave
Cincinnati OH 45203

More information:

513-287-7000 or

We hope you don't miss this wonderful opportunity.  These type artifacts don't get out of Italy often, so you won't get many chances like this.

Serving Warren County's residential real estate needs,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz

P.S.  Thinking about buying or selling a villa in Warren County?  Then give The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite a call....just don't look for us to wear a toga!

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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

BLiz: Been to Pompeii as part of a 2-week whirlwind trip through Italy...A fascinating place!  The Cincinnati Museum Center is making this available without the cost of a trip to Europe.  Good localism post!

Mar 18, 2012 06:24 AM #1
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


Bringing Italian history right to the center of Ohio. Excellent way to promote local posts.


Mar 18, 2012 06:26 AM #2
Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

I have always wanted to go to Pompeii.  I need to look into when they are coming to NYC.  Thanks for the head's up!

Mar 18, 2012 06:45 AM #3
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Anita, That had to be an interesting trip!  My Italian tour was limited to a few weeks on the eastern shore of Sicily during a midshipman training cruise.  Did see some of the ruins in Siracusa, did some other sightseeing, but our vision of mainland Italy was what we could see as we went through the Strait of Messina.  Wouldn't mind going back some day!

Rich, Hard to pass up an opportunity like this, we just may have to pay them a visit after the initial crowds wear down.

Jennifer, I didn't realize just how big a deal having this stop was until digging a bit further.  I think Denver is next, so NYC is probably on tap for sometime in 2013.

Mar 18, 2012 07:18 AM #4
Richard and Beth Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Massapequa, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

I loved Pompeii. I think it was my favorite tour when we were in Italy. I especially loved seeing a sign on a fence that said "Beware of Dog"... the entire enperience was unreal.. Great Blog as Always..

Mar 18, 2012 08:04 AM #5
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Beth & Richard, Must have been a great trip!  That would be surreal walking the streets and knowing that 2000 years people walked the same streets with so little changed.

Mar 18, 2012 08:18 AM #6
Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
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Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego!

Jun 20, 2012 10:15 AM #7
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Paul, Always glad to share our local market and it's events, both real estate and community related.

Jun 20, 2012 10:52 AM #8
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