Life in Ancient Pompeii

Pompeii continues to impress with new openings! The Antiquarium, built in 1870 now in the new role of visitor center and museum, and the Villa Imperiale: luxurious residence of the I century a.D., close to the citywalls of Pompeii near the Porta Marina. Here there are re-enacted suggestive reconstructions of domestic environments of the RomanContinue reading “Life in Ancient Pompeii”

Pompeii before the eruption

Thanks to the video planned by Altair4 Multimedia it is possible to re-live in Pompeii before the eruption of 79 AD, which buried the city’s life, and to observe the ruins destroyed by the meltdowns and obscured by gray ash differently. It is possible to enjoy a journey through the domus, the temples, the furniture and publicContinue reading “Pompeii before the eruption”

New discovery from Herculaneum Papyrus!

The papyrus from Herculaneum, carbonized by Vesuvius during the eruption in 79 AD, reveal that the ink used contained metals. This is a big surprise! The use of metals in the ink is much older than what it had been believed. The discovery is due to group of researchers coordinated by Vito Mocella of the Institute forContinue reading “New discovery from Herculaneum Papyrus!”

Pompeii: the Mitoraj’s exhibition

Thirty monumental sculptures by the Polish artist Igor Mitoraj are exposed in Pompeii Ruins. The preparation has just been completed and the exhibition will remain on show until January 2017. The majestic bronze sculptures have been placed in different areas of the ruins like the Temple of Venus, the Basilica, the Forum, Street of Abundance,Continue reading “Pompeii: the Mitoraj’s exhibition”

Pompeii New Exhibition: “Mito e Natura dalla Magna Grecia a Pompei”

The gardens of Octavius Quartius, the huge complex of Julia Felix, the extraordinary patio of the House Venus in the Shell: these are only few of the amazing highlights of the new big exposition in Pompeii. The Pompeii’s Superintendent Massimo Osanna, also pulled out from the storage rooms of the ruins the remains of charredContinue reading “Pompeii New Exhibition: “Mito e Natura dalla Magna Grecia a Pompei””

Oplontis: the new exhibition of golds and furnitures

News from Oplontis. “A picco sul mare. Arredi di lusso al tempo di Poppea”, is the name of an exhibition that tells the daily life of Roman aristocracy in the first century AC. The exhibit in the Palazzo Criscuolo’s rooms, the city hall of Torre Annunziata, includes ornaments, furnishings and jewels which adorned homes andContinue reading “Oplontis: the new exhibition of golds and furnitures”