Major touring exhibition The Last Day of Pompeii
arrives in Shanghai this summer, bringing with it over 300 artifacts, treasures, and casts from the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's a tragedy we're all familiar with: in 79 CE, Mount Vesuvius, an active volcano east of Naples, Italy, erupted, destroying nearby Pompeii. Millions of tons of searing hot ash rained down on the city, killing thousands of residents but at the same time preserving their homes, possessions and mortal remains. Comprising five sections and two films featuring digital reconstructions of those final fateful moments, this looks very promising indeed. Tickets are available on Gewara
and cost 120rmb per person. Monday 2pm-6.30pm; Tues-Sun 10.30am-8.30pm.