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 […]

Mount Vesuvius Scrolls X-Ray Decoder to Reveal Secrets

Mount Vesuvius Scrolls X-Ray Decoder to Reveal Secrets

Mount Vesuvius did its best to obliterate the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum in the A.D. 79 eruption but new discoveries in X-ray technology may be able to help scientists decode the writing and reveal the secrets contained in the ancient scrolls salvaged from the archaeological remains. Although the carbonized ancient texts have long been […]