December, 2015 At the end of the working season as usual we have organized a day of study at the villas of ancient Stabiae. Our archaeologist-guide Paolo Gardelli, expert of the site, accompanied us on a fantastic tour that made us discover unpublished frescoes and graffiti’s of precious archaeological site. It is important to stay currentContinue reading “Group’s field trip to Stabia”
Transmitting screen emotions of those who visit Pompeii for the first time is a difficult task. In Pompeii the time has stopped and in a moment it seems to go back in time two thousand years. The director Pappi Corsicato seems to have succeeded. His work is called “Pompeii, eternal emotion”, a short film produced byContinue reading “Pompei – Eternal Emotion”
The cost of living in Pompeii seems to have been relatively low. The Roman currency was comprised of coins which included asses (copper), dupondii (bronze), sestertii (bronze), denarii (silver) and aurei (gold). Other denominations used were the quadrans, the quinarius argenteus and the quinarius aureus. According to the sums of money found on the bodiesContinue reading “The cost of living in Pompeii”
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Piece by piece. With great patience, Antonio Stampone, technical Research Laboratory of the Archaeological Superintendence of Pompeii, is recovering along with the loaves of bread transformed into hard lumps of coal from the cloud of hot gas and ash in 79 AD, poured on the southern slope of Mount Vesuvius. Patience and glue. The bread inContinue reading “The restoration of the bread of Pompeii”
A Day in Pompeii, a Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, was held at Melbourne Museum from 26 June to 25 October 2009. Over 330,000 people visited the exhibition — an average of more than 2,700 per day — making it the most popular traveling exhibition ever staged by an Australian museum. Zero One created the animationContinue reading “A Day in Pompeii – Full-length animation”
The plaster casts of Pompeii will be transferred to the restoration laboratory of the Superintendence Department in order to be studied with X ray investigations and scanner reconstruction. The restoration of the Vesuvian ancient inhabitants is provided for the Great Pompeii Project and more than twenty of them will be on view at the exhibition “Pompeii andContinue reading “Pompeian bodies from the ash”
Starting form August 4th, more guardians have been recruited in Pompeii archeological site, so it will be possible to visit many “domus” that have been closed sice now. They will make the site much more interesting. The “domus” at issue are: Termopolio di Vetutio Placido Casa dei Ceii Casa del Larario di AchilleContinue reading “New “domus” will be open in Pompeii”
At the time of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79 the Roman fleet under the command of Pliny the Elder was stationed across the Bay of Naples at Misenum. Pliny was a scientist, a historian and a naturalist and he felt the need to get closer to observe the phenomenon of the eruption. HeContinue reading “Pliny the Younger, the eye witness of the eruption of the Mount Vesuvius in 79AD”
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