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Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri

Getty Villa, Los Angeles

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J. Paul Getty based his Villa museum on the Malibu coast on the Villa dei Papiri, which was buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. With a number of rare loans from Naples, this exhibition includes many of the spectacular mosaics, frescoes and bronzes recovered from the Roman villa, while also tracing the history of archaeological research at the site. Find out more from the Getty’s website. 

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Two runners (1st century BC–1st century AD), Rome.

Two runners (1st century BC–1st century AD), Rome. Photo: Giorgio Albano, Courtesy Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

Still Life with Ducks and Gazelle (c. 40 BC), Rome. Photo: Giorgio Albano, Courtesy oMuseo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

Demetrios Poliorketes (?) (1st century BC–1st century AD), Rome.

Demetrios Poliorketes (?) (1st century BC–1st century AD), Rome. Photo: Luigi Spina; Courtesy Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

Prosciutto-shaped sundial (8 BC–79 AD), Rome. Photo: Luigi Spina; Courtesy Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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