Bodies from the Ash

Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii

Bodies from the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Illustrated in color and black-and-white with over 50 images, many of them rare and many from the photography archives of the Pompeii Archaeological Site. For ages 8 to adult. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Pompeii Exhibits

A traveling exhibit about Pompeii and its plaster casts was touring the United States (see the schedule below). Although the tour is now complete, any new tours will be announced on this page when and if they occur:


Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington

February 7, 2015 - May 25, 2015 NOW CLOSED



California Science Center, Los Angeles

May 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015 NOW CLOSED



The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA

November 9, 2013 - April 27, 2014 NOW CLOSED



The last time the exhibit toured the United States, sixteen plaster casts were displayed. Here is a list of the casts that were featured in the exhibit:

Man on Stairs 

Man covering his mouth 

Child from garden of fugitives 

Man reaching out to woman 

Shackled Man 

Guard Dog 

Family of Four from House of the Golden Bracelet 


Two Young Women from the house of Cryptoporticus 

Youth lying on his side 

Crouching man 

Man on elbows from the Garden of the Fugitives