A trunk with its lid left open, a wooden dishware closet and a three-legged accent table topped by decorative bowls. These are among the latest discoveries by archaeologists that are enriching knowledge about middle-class lives in Pompeii before Mount Vesuvius’s furious eruption buried the ancient Roman city in volcanic debris. Pompeii’s archaeolog...

A glimpse of modernity and "open access" in a world, the archaeological one, often very stingy of communication. Here is the opening of Pompeii's archives through the Open Pompeii system, which, they say, represents a revolution in the consultation of data on the Park's archaeological heritage, with a view to maximum accessibility and interactivity...

The willingness to donate, called "Give back" by the Americans, is especially important to the Italian American community, which unites with it the enormous heart carried by Italian DNA. And it is true that Americans, and particularly Italian Americans, have always shown a disposition and a desire to give back and donate to help preserve, restore a...

The genome of a victim of the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius over the ancient city of Pompeii has been sequenced for the first time, scientists have revealed, shedding new light on the health and diversity of those who lived in the Roman empire at the time of the disaster. In a study published in Scientific Reports on Thursday, a team led...

The day commenced like any other in the coastal Roman towns that hugged the Bay of Naples. Another hot August morning was underway as townspeople in Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other smaller communities began to gather in public places as they ate, bathed, and discussed current events. No one could have ever imagined how violently their lives were ab...

Those who look for a vacation by the sea and in summertime just cannot renounce to the sensation of the sea on their skin, can find in Italy many locations to satisfy their desires. A region to be taken into consideration, for the magical combination of breathtaking landscapes and warm and comfortable climate, is certainly Campania. Campania, one o...

On View until May 29. Hours: 11;00am-6:00pm, Friday 11:00am-8:00pm. Closed Mondays. Free Guided Tours, Fridays at 6pm. Reservations are not required! Admission: free. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, 15 East 84th Street, Manhattan. Pompeii in Color: The Life of Roman Painting presents frescoes from the National Arc...

An exhibition of erotic art found among the ruins of Pompeii will aim to show inquiring minds that racy scenes were present in homes across all sections of society and public spaces and that the images were not looked on in a scandalous or embarrassing way. About 70 relics, including two medallions decorated with images of satyrs and nymphs that ca...

The Boston Dynamics’ canine robot, known as Spot, is now patrolling archaeological areas and structures at Pompeii in Italy, the Archaeological Park of Pompeii announced in a release on Monday. The agile robot is being used to identify structural and safety issues at Pompeii—an Ancient Roman city encased in volcanic ash following the 79 C.E. erupti...

A leading expert on looted antiquities is calling for the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles to return a Roman fresco fragment to Italy, claiming he has evidence that links the piece to a notorious dealer. Prof Christos Tsirogiannis has a photograph of the same fresco fragment from the archive of Robert Hecht who died in 2012, having faced accusati...