“Pompei: Un Art de Vivre” in Paris

For those of you that find yourselves in La Belle France this holiday season, be sure not to miss “Pompei: Un Art de Vivre,” a special exhibition at the Musée Maillol, in Paris, until February 12, 2012. This exhibition features beautiful artifacts from the luxurious homes– the celebrated “domus pompeiana”–of Pompeii’s elite. Furnished with over two hundred items from Pompeii as well as some from the neighboring towns and villages around of Naples, this is a comprehensive and illuminating look at the urban lives of Roman patricians. For more information, please click here to read Jorg von Uthmann’s review of the exhibition for Bloomberg.

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James Blake Wiener is the Communications Director at Ancient History Encyclopedia. Trained as a historian and researcher, and previously a professor, James is chiefly interested in cross-cultural exchange, world history, and international relations. Aside from his work at AHE, James is an avid Arabist, devotee of romance languages (French, Portuguese, and Spanish), reggaetoñero, and fan of ice hockey.