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EXHIBIT: Blast from the past 


Having already viewed the exhibition A Day In Pompeii while it was on display at the Science Museum of Minnesota, I am rather thrilled about its stop at Discovery Place. I have only three words for you: Go see it. This exhibition tells the story of the ancient Roman city Pompeii before the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius left it buried and forgotten. It displays authentic artifacts, religious relics, cooking items, furniture, frescoes, jewelry and more, all adding up to more than 250 well-preserved items. Other highlights include plaster casts of preserved men and women (and a little dog too), who were unable to escape the devastating day in Pompeii. On exhibit through January 4, 2009. $17-$20. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m.); Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.); Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. (last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.). Discovery Place, 301 North Tryon St. 704-372-6261.

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