Pompeii museum has finally reopened after it was closed down four decades ago. The museum which is also known as Antiquarium homes artifacts from the casualty of a volcanic eruption in history. The reopening of this museum symbolizes the resilience of the city after it survived a World War II bombing campaign, Mount Vesuvius, and an earthquake.
The relics of the Samnite/Roman city that got destroyed under fire in 79 AD is kept in the Antiquarium. When the Pompeii museum was opened in 1873, the museum contained casts made of humans and animals’ dead bodies; this made the visitor have a remarkable connection to about 2000 years ago.
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There are also everyday items such as bronze statues, glazed earthenware, walls of villas, and cookware. Pompeii is among the top tourist attractions in Italy and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, archaeologists have been working there despite it remained closed amid the pandemic.
Archaeologists have been able to fully excavate a fast-food eatery structure and this has helped them in learning the eating habit of ancient people. Massino Osanna, Pompeii’s director said that the museum’s reopening is “a sign of great hope amid the pandemic.”
Due to the current pandemic and the restrictions imposed in the country, residents of Pompeii’s region can only visit the museum for now. Jim Fulcher, a writer at Travel Awaits, said that visitors can see the museum and most of the valuable artifacts in the collection will be displayed.