Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Ercolano. Tre secoli di scoperte

There is currently a spectacular exhibition of all the sculpture found at Herculaneum in different archaeological eras at the Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Napoli. The exhibition includes all the old-favourites from the Villa of the Papyri, the Basilica Noniana and the Augusteum, and more recent discoveries such as the statue of an Amazon, found in the early 2000s. There is also a display of organic materials recovered from the site, particularly clothes, and another of the so-called epigraphic Alba of the Augustales.

The exhibition is set to run until 13th April 2009, although hopefully it will be extended. However, for those of you who won't make it to Naples on time, here are some links to a description of the exhibition:,ev&idevento=55445 and There is also an exhibition catalogue, edited by Maria Paola Guidobaldi and published by Electa.

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