The House of Menander is one of the most spectacular of all of the many historical treasures of Pompeii. Owing its name to the Ancient Greek comedic playwright, it is one of the many splendid structures in the city by the sea that is renowned for the lavish lifestyle its residents enjoyed before the cataclysmic eruption of the nearby volcano Vesuvi...

Imagine you have a jigsaw puzzle with 10,000 pieces but no picture on a box. In fact, you don’t even have the box—it was destroyed nearly 2,000 years ago. These puzzle pieces are fragments of frescoes in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii that were leveled or buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Some pieces are missing, others are br...

Would you like fries with that?” may not be as modern a phrase as we think. You’ve probably seen the recent headlines extolling the full excavation of a gloriously intact fast-food joint, or thermopolium, in Pompeii. Virtually undisturbed save for a little pilfering in the 17th century, the small food shop has remained as it was, a freeze-frame of...

A perfectly intact room that was lived in by slaves has been discovered in a suburb of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Three wooden beds, a chamber pot and a wooden chest containing metal and fabric items were among the objects found in the cramped living quarters of what was a sprawling villa in Civita Giuliana, about 700 metres north-west of P...

In 2021 rose to 58 the number of Italian sites that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now the ranking of the 10 most famous and visited has come out, thanks to the analysis of reviews on Google. All categories have been evaluated: cultural sites, natural sites (5) and cultural landscapes (8) that are part of the 58 UNESCO wonders. However...

An incredible new archaeological discovery has been made in Pompeii: it is a tomb, a very special burial place, which can be considered as the first proof of the existence of Greek-language spectacles in the Roman city buried by Vesuvius, previously only hypothesized by scholars. The proof of what is said lies in the fact that in this particular fu...

Want to live la dolce vita on your honeymoon? Head to one of the most romantic destinations in the world: Italy. From relaxing seaside resorts to glamorous metropolitan cities, the European country that gave us pizza, pasta and so much more offers something for every kind of traveler.  “In Italy, you can have a really varied itinerary, and travelin...

The partially mummified remains, including hair and bones, of a former slave who rose through the social ranks have been found in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The remains of Marcus Venerius Secundio were found in a tomb at the necropolis of Porta Sarno, which was one of the main entrance gates into the city. The tomb is believed to date back...

The ancient Osca, then Etruscan and finally the Roman city of Pompeii is certainly a wonder of history, art, and culture universally known throughout the world. About this place, today perfectly preserved especially because of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD has been written almost everything, but not only. It is a place that has fascinated great...

The Painters of Pompeii: Roman Frescoes from the National Archaeological Museum, Naples will see a number of collection highlights travel to North America for the first time. Opening June 26 and running through October 17, this historic presentation of the art of painting in ancient Rome will be presented exclusively at the Oklahoma City Museum of...