Bound for disaster – Pompeii and Herculaneum

One of the world’s most famous archaeological sites will be on display at Moesgaard Museum from 6th November, when the museum opens this year’s major special exhibition ”. Moesgaard has been given the opportunity to display spectacular exhibits from Italy, and the exhibition takes visitors on a tour of the vibrant city of Pompeii at … keep it going

Herculaneum Gate and walls

The gate, built after the city was conquered by the Roman general Sulla in 89 BC, has no defensive structures because it was built at a time when the walls lost their function. It has three fornix, of which those at the sides are smaller and the central vault has partially collapsed. It owes its … keep it going

Necropolis of the Herculaneum Gate

The necropolis of the Herculaneum Gate, which stretches along the road that led to Naples, was already used during the first centuries of life in Pompeii, although the funeral buildings visible today date back to the 1st century BC and thereon. The monumental tombs illustrate the most common types of funeral at that time. One … keep it going

Herculaneum Gate area

EXCAVATION PROJECTS HERCULANEUM GATE AREA Nicolas Monteix (Centre Jean-Bérard) APP (Archaeological Park of Pompeii) contact person Marialaura Iadanza The project aims to investigate the articulation existing in the sector outside the Herculaneum Gate, between the funeral area and the commercial and manufacturing locations, from a topographical and functional point of view. The workshops, as is … keep it going

SCHOOLand TERRITORY with the‘Vesuvian Landscape Laboratory’

The Archaeological Parks of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the schools of Pompei and Ercolano, become partners A project to involve the children, teenagers and families of the Buffer Zone and UNESCO area of interest This is a project involving close collaboration between the Archaeological Parks of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the Great Pompeii Unit and schools … keep it going

Children and Families at Pompeii

Dear Parents, Pompeii and the Vesuvian archaeological sites represent a unique heritage which has been handed down to us and to the generations of the future. Your awareness can help us to raise responsible adults who are aware of the immense cultural treasure that we have a duty to conserve, as well as admire. At … keep it going

“Vanity: Stories of Jewels from the Cyclades to Pompeii”

“VANITY: STORIES OF JEWELS FROM THE CYCLADES TO POMPEII”. Great Palaestra of the Excavations of Pompeii 10 May – 4 August 2019 Vanity, ephemeral pleasure, the captivating illusion of happiness, invariably displayed through riches, even in the Greek and Roman world. This is the theme of the refined exhibition “Vanity: Stories of Jewels from the … keep it going

Pompeii after the Eruption

After the catastrophe of AD 79, when Vesuvius buried two entire cities and all of the land between its western and southern slopes and the sea, including the fertile Sarno plain, the Emperor Titus charged two magistrates with overseeing relief in Campania. He also, as reported by the historian Suetonius, assigned the assets of those … keep it going