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Roman Wall Painting in Pompeii

Mount Vesuvius’ most famous eruption buried the ancient Roman town of Pompeii with a thick layer of volcanic ash almost 2,000 years ago. Rediscovered in the 18th century, the murals that were preserved beneath the ash continue to capture the world’s imagination. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Italy and Japan’s diplomatic relations, this exhibition showcases more than 80 pieces of art, including wall paintings, scriptures and a full-size replica of a mural-covered room.

One of the major highlights is “Theseus and the Minotaur,” which is touring Japan for the first time.