Pliny the Elder

Villa Vetti

An Ancient Roman Villa – A Cultural Ideal of Rural Life Pt 1

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Roman commentator Pliny the Elder recorded two kinds of villas: villa urbana, a country seat easily reached from Rome and villa rustica, the farm-house estate

Eruption of Vesuvius 79AD – Apollo Saettante, Silent Witness

Apollo Saettante, a Silent Witness – Vesuvius Eruption, 79AD

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In 2009 and 2010 the Getty Villa Museum undertook re-stabilisation of the statue of Apollo Saettante, in consultation with Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples