Pompeii 79AD


We were so jet-lagged and sleep-deprived we couldn’t keep our eyes open, but we still dragged ourselves to see Pompeii 79AD at the National Museum of Singapore on the second last day of the exhibition. We didn’t know it was an Open Day so all exhibitions were free, and that explained the huge queues. Again, one can’t expect to have it all so we queued. And yawned. Alot.

I took these photos mainly because I’m so amazed and impressed how sophisticated and skilled the Romans were more than 2,000 years ago. Ever-changing fashion and hairstyles, experimenting with cosmetics and hair dyes, beautifully crafted jewellery, water systems and valves which look like what we have today. The suddenness of this catastrophe preserved many items in immaculate condition. The exhibition was an eye-opener and well-worth the trip.

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