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Luxurious lifestyle of ancient Romans coming to Nelson-Atkins

July 08,2016 20:17

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Starting this weekend you can get a glimpse into the luxurious lifestyle of the Romans at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kathleen Leighton explains what you can expect to see on your visit. "I think everyone is fascinated with how the ...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Starting this weekend you can get a glimpse into the luxurious lifestyle of the Romans at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kathleen Leighton explains what you can expect to see on your visit. "I think everyone is fascinated with how the rich always live and we are showing our visitors how the rich lived in ancient Rome. You'll be able to see so many beautiful objects that will really transplant you back to ancient Rome," Leighton tells KMBZ. The Treasures of the Roman Empire exhibit will offer hands on experiences that will interest visitors of all ages. 
"We have some sense that people will be able to smell the cinnamon. We also have an interactive that is computer generated and it takes a photo of you and you are able to choose a different hairstyle because hairstyles really were a symbol of wealth and luxury in ancient Rome," says Leighton.This particular exhibit showcases the Berthouville Treasure first discovered in France. "Part of the exhibition was discovered in northern France by a farmer in 1830. He was plowing the field of a farm he had just purchased when his plough got stuck on a tile that was in the ground. The tile was covering 50 pounds of silver," says Leighton.You can get a glimpse into the luxurious lifestyle of the Romans starting this weekend and running through October. 

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