Shows: 1,000 visitors a day for Nile in Pompeii

Two new arrivals, Statue Anubis and Pompeian fresco

24 May, 18:46

    Some works on exhibit at the show 'The Nile of Pompeii' at the Egyptian Museum in Turin Some works on exhibit at the show 'The Nile of Pompeii' at the Egyptian Museum in Turin

    TURIN - A record number of visitors has been registered at the exhibit ''The Nile of Pompeii'' at the Egyptian Museum in Turin with an average of over 1,000 people a day and a peak registered on April 25.
    Overall, 78,271 visited in just over two months. ''The Nile in Pompeii'' was created thanks to the cooperation between the Egyptian Museum, the Superintendency of Pompeii and the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, to look into to close relations between Egyptian and Greek-Roman culture.
    Meanwhile, in the new room for exhibits, already showcasing 330 works, another two are arriving today - the statue of Anubes and a fresco in III Pompeian style with a couple of sphynx. The two masterpieces are coming from Turin where they were showcased as part of the ''Cleopatra'' exhibit which closed on May 8. The first is a sculpture from the Julio-Claudian age that was found in the ancient city of Cuma, north of the gulf of Naples; the second finding is instead an Augustan fresco found in Pompeii.

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