August 24, 2020
On this day in history (24 August, 79 A.D.) Mount Vesuvius erupted, killing around sixteen thousand individuals who lived and worked in various locations within the Bay of Naples.

January 28, 2017
Roman Sundial Shaped Like a Ham is Reactivated A small timekeeping device shaped like a chunk of prosciutto has been reanimated, though not quite in the flesh, by a team of researchers at the Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli using 3-D printing technology.

December 4, 2016
The excavation of Pompeii and Herculaneum following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 has fascinated people since the first half of the 1700s, but with its popularity comes a challenge for museums to display artifacts in an original and meaningful way.

February 5, 2015
On 5 February 62 CE, the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were hit by a strong earthquake with a magnitude approximated between 5 and 6 on the modern Richter scale.

August 3, 2014
Archaeologists discovered the Seated Mercury on this day in 1758 in the peristyle of the Villa of Papyri at Herculaneum .

December 2, 2013
abbevillepress : Thanks, Publishers Weekly , for the great review of Herculaneum in the November 25th issue: “A must-read for archeology buffs and lovers of ancient Roman culture and art, this book evokes a voluptuous culture distant from our own and yet with images so strangely familiar that it will capture the imagination of any student of humanity.” To celebrate, here’s another image from Herculaneum: Art of a Buried City .

abbevillepress : Thanks, Publishers Weekly , for the great review of Herculaneum in the November 25th issue: “A must-read for archeology buffs and lovers of ancient Roman culture and art, this book evokes a voluptuous culture distant from our own and yet with images so strangely familiar that it will capture the imagination of any student of humanity.” To celebrate, here’s another image from Herculaneum: Art of a Buried City .

November 21, 2013
oupacademic : Achilles and Cheiron In spite of Phoenix’s claims in Book 9 to have educated Achilles, in the usual version referred to by Eurypylos Cheiron the Centaur taught him.

August 20, 2013
On this day in 79 CE, small earthquakes started taking place around Mt.

August 3, 2013
Archaeologists discovered the Seated Mercury on 3 August 1758 in the peristyle of the Villa of Papyri at Herculaneum .

July 12, 2013
Garden room, fresco from the Villa Arianna, Boscoreale.

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