The University Record, October 23, 2000

Photo stories: Kelsey event celebrates ancient Rome

Stone carver Chip Letts (above) joined staff from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Oct. 15 when the Museum invited the public to join in a day celebrating ancient Roman society and art. Visitors could make a mosaic, participate in a scavenger hunt, hear a ‘firsthand’ report of the volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii in A.D. 79, visit a secret room and watch mysterious dance rituals. The stone structure of the Museum lent a realistic backdrop to the Kelsey’s annual community day activities. A related exhibition, ‘The Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii: Ancient Ritual, Modern Muse,’ will be open through Nov. 19 in the West Gallery of the Museum of Art and at the Kelsey Museum. Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services