The Rockford Society, Archaeological Institute of America, invites the public to its next free multi-media presentation on archaeology, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Burpee Museum of Natural History. Dr. Sinclair Bell, Associate Professor of Art History at Northern Illinois University and practicing archaeologist will present "The World of Pompeii: Life and Luxury on the Bay of Naples." Please join us as Dr. Bell explores the art and architecture of Pompeii, giving us insights into how the Romans - from slaves, gladiators and prostitutes to civic leaders, senators and emperors - lived under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. The public is invited to a free reception held immediately following each presentation. Burpee Museum is handicapped accessible and offers free parking. Additional free parking is also available next door at the Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main Street. The Rockford Society provides additional information on lectures, events, trips, and archaeological topics on the web at www.rockfordaia.org.