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Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri at Getty Villa

Date 06.30.2019

The Getty Villa is modeled on the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum. Buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, the ancient villa was rediscovered and explored by subterranean tunnels in the 1750s and ’60s and was partially re-excavated in the 1990s and early 2000s. This exhibition presents many of the most spectacular finds and examines attempts to unroll and decipher the carbonized papyri.

Now through October 27 at Getty Villa