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Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121


The question of whether anyone survived the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 and made it out of Pompeii has been long debated. It can now be answered. In this lecture we trace some of the survivors from Pompeii and Herculaneum, see who made it out, where they resettled, and how they carried on their lives in their new communities.

The Ancient Art Council programs for the exhibition Last Supper in Pompeii are supported by Elizabeth D. Moyer, Ph.D., and Michael C. Powanda, Ph.D.

About Programs at the Ancient Art Council

Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.


July 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 pm (PDT)

Survivors of Vesuvius: Tracking Refugees from Pompeii and Herculaneum

This lecture will be live streamed on Zoom. An e-confirmation with a Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.

Presented by Dr. Steven Tuck Professor of History and Classics, Miami University


This program is free and open to the public; registration is required.

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