Thursday 3 May 2012

Telephus Roof Project - presentation

For anyone in the Rome area on Monday, please come to a presentation by the Herculaneum Conservation Project at the British School at Rome (18.00, Via Gramsci 61).

The Telephus Roof Project: considerazioni preliminari sul rinvenimento di un tetto di legno ad Ercolano
The team will describe the discovery of a unique Roman timber roof found on Herculaneum's ancient shoreline where it had collapsed down from the House of the Telephus Relief in the AD79 eruption. The roof covered the house's so-called Marble Room and the presentation summarizes research on the roof structure and its decorated ceiling. The presentation will be in Italian but the presentation will be richly illustrated with the very exciting visual results of the Telephus Roof Project.

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