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

Date 10.01.2019

The Getty Villa is modeled on the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy, which was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Exhibition ends on October 28, 2019.

This exhibition presents rare original artifacts and traces attempts to unroll and decipher the carbonized papyri found during the latest excavations.

On June 27, Francesco Sirano, Director of Herculaneum Archaeological Site, will hold a special presentation on the Villa dei Papiri and the exceptionally preserved city of Herculaneum

Free, advance ticket required.

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Organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum in collaboration with the IIC and Parco Archeologico di Ercolano.