Monday 28 April 2014

Permanent archive of Blogging Pompeii posts - any objections?

I have received the following email from the Bavarian State Library, which wishes to create a permanent archive of Blogging Pompeii posts. Please could contributors let me know if they have any objections to this? If I don't hear from anyone in the next week, I will assume that no-one objects and I will grant permission. Thank you! Jo

Dear Sir or Madam,

The Bavarian State Library (BSB) as one of the largest research libraries in Europe administers in cooperation with the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre a digital long-term archive, in which also websites are permanently stored. Because of the scientific relevance the BSB would like to add copies of your Internet offer ( to its digital long-term archive at regular intervals. Archival copies will be permanently stored, indexed in the catalogue, and made available for open access. Further long-term preservation measures will be carried out if necessary (as for example format migration into newer formats). This long-term archiving is free of costs and effort for you.

The archival copy is not meant to replace or compete with your original Internet offer. Next to archiving the BSB will still refer to your current website via the subject gateway.

For more information, please visit our German/English website:, where you can also find a list of FAQs: Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Yours faithfully,
Bavarian State Library

Long-term Preservation at the Bavarian State Library

Virtual Subject Gateway Classical Studies - Propylaeum

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Article: Prima ipotesi sul limite orientale dell’abitato dell’antica Ercolano

Just out: the latest number of the journal "Oebalus. Studi sulla Campania nell'Antichità", which includes the results of new research to identify the extent of ancient Herculaneum. Prima ipotesi sul limite orientale dell’abitato dell’antica ErcolanoDOMENICO CAMARDO, ALDO CINQUE, GIOLINDA IROLLO & MARIO NOTOMISTA

Tuesday 1 April 2014

News: Belusconi to buy Pompeii!

From Italy Chronicles:

Berlusconi to buy Pompeii
Italy’s culture minister has confirmed that ex-Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is to buy the historic site of Pompeii near Naples in Italy.
“Negotiations are at a advanced stage”, said minister Franceschino who went on to state that the sale should be completed by mid-April this year.
Full details of the Berlusconi Pompeii purchase deal have yet to emerge, though Italy’s press is reporting that the agreed price was somewhere in the region of €7 million.
Read the full story here.

Oxbowbooks special offer on 'Pompeii: Art, Industry and Infrastructure'

Just a quick post as you might like to know that 'Pompeii: Art, Industry and Infrastructure' (paperback), edited by Kevin Cole, Miko Flohr and Eric Poehler, is on special offer on Oxbowbooks for only £9.95.  Click here.

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