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    Last Supper in Pompeii

Last Supper in Pompeii | Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Location: Ashmolean Museum

Address: Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH

Start Date: 25th July 2019

End Date: 12th January 2020

Times: Open seven days a week, 10am-5pm

Entry Fee: Standard: £12.25, £13.50 with Gift Aid; Concessions: £11.25, £12.50 with Gift Aid; 50% for under 25's, children aged 12-17, students, Art Fund members and Jobseekers. Booking not required, but recommended.

This major exhibition tells the story of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii’s love affair with food and wine.

When the ash from Mount Vesuvius began raining down on Pompeii in AD 79, people were engaged in typical day to day activities: producing, buying and selling food and, most importantly, eating and drinking.

See over 400 rare objects, including fine masterpieces of Roman art which range from the luxury furnishings of Roman dining rooms to the carbonised food that was on the table when the volcano erupted. Everything from the exquisite mosaics and frescoes in the villas of the wealthy to the remains found in kitchen drains, show what the Pompeians loved to eat and drink. This remarkable exhibition provides an extraordinary insight into their everyday lives.

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