Villa dei Papiri Artifacts Buried by Vesuvius on Display at Getty Villa

Villa dei Papiri Artifacts Buried by Vesuvius on Display at Getty Villa

The Getty Villa along the California coast is a recreation of the ancient Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum, Italy. The original villa, owned by Julius Caesar’s in-laws, was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Now, items from that ancient estate are on display at the Getty. “Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from […]

Pompeii Exhibit Brings City to Life Then Death

Pompeii Exhibit Brings City to Life Then Death

It is hard to imagine 2,000 years ago a cultured and vibrant Roman city rich in architecture, elaborate infrastructures, and exquisite art, that was home to 25,000 inhabitants and regularly visited by others. Pompeii was a rich agricultural center, an important Roman seaport, and a booming resort that had outdoor theatres, more than 300 restaurants […]

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