Does anyone know the origin of the marble decoration around the main entrance to the Edificio di Eumachia? I have researched numerous 19th-century writings that make no mention of it; neither does it seem to appear in 19th century etchings and photographs. Does anyone know where this beautiful work was discovered and when the portal was reconstructed?
I'm returning to Napoli 8 - 12 March 2011 to do more research for my ongoing (and seemingly never-ending) book project. A few quick questions:
1. Are the Herculaneum's theater and Villa dei Papiri currently open to the public?
2. Also, are there any Pompeii-related special exhibits or events during my week in Campania that you'd recommend?
3. Lastly, I am always seeking additions to my Pompeii map and prints collection. I will be visiting Signore Bowinkel's wonderful shop in Napoli, but would like to learn about any antique shops in the area that might be worth a look.
Thanking you all in advance for your indulgence and time in responding.