British Museum

Two reliefs from a house in Herculaneum. Photo: Martin Godwin

British Museum shows life and death in Herculaneum

Both come from a seaside mansion in Herculaneum, the town overwhelmed by a torrent of mud from Vesuvius after Pompeii had already choked to death. They will be seen in an eagerly awaited archaeological exhibition on life and death in the Roman towns when it opens at the museum later this month.