Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis and Boscoreale were lost to the world in late August AD79 to lie hidden for almost 1800 years, a time capsule of Roman life in the first century AD. This website provides details on the story of their destruction and re-discovery and an in-depth look at what can be seen today.

Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis and Boscoreale were lost to the world in late August AD79 to lie hidden for almost 1800 years, a time capsule of Roman life in the first century AD. This website provides details on the story of their destruction and re-discovery and an in-depth look at what can be seen today.

This is a picture of excavated cooking utensils and pots used during the time of the Roman republic.

This is a picture of excavated cooking utensils and pots used during the time of the Roman republic.

Antiquité romaine fin 1er siècle av J.C- 1er siècle ap jc - Trésor de Boscoreale : gobelets aux squelettes - argent -    Sous des guirlandes de roses : quatre scènes. Inscriptions en pointillé donnant la signification accompagnés de maximes épicuriennes. Les squelettes représentant des auteurs de renom : Euridipe, Sophocle, Ménandre, Moschion, et des philosophes : Zénon, Epicure, Monime d'Athènes, Démétrois de Phalère accompagnés de sentences explicites

Antiquité romaine fin 1er siècle av J.C- 1er siècle ap jc - Trésor de Boscoreale : gobelets aux squelettes - argent - Sous des guirlandes de roses : quatre scènes. Inscriptions en pointillé donnant la signification accompagnés de maximes épicuriennes. Les squelettes représentant des auteurs de renom : Euridipe, Sophocle, Ménandre, Moschion, et des philosophes : Zénon, Epicure, Monime d'Athènes, Démétrois de Phalère accompagnés de sentences explicites

Ancient Roman Gold Cup,from Pompei. Early Imperial Period, 1stC B.C.

Ancient Roman Gold Cup,from Pompei. Early Imperial Period, 1stC B.C.

Imperial Roman blue glass amphora, in cameo glass technique, found on the Street of Tombs outside the Herculaneum Gate

Imperial Roman blue glass amphora, in cameo glass technique, found on the Street of Tombs outside the Herculaneum Gate

Gold  cup from Pompei

Gold cup from Pompei

Lasers used as part of the scanning process are shown on top of the boy's head in the right-hand picture

Peering inside Pompeii's victims: Scans reveal unprecedented detail

Lasers used as part of the scanning process are shown on top of the boy's head in the right-hand picture

"Rehearsal of a Satyr Play," Mosaic from the Tablinum, House of the Tragic Poet, in situ in Pompeii.

"Rehearsal of a Satyr Play," Mosaic from the Tablinum, House of the Tragic Poet, in situ in Pompeii.

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