Pompeii

Neoclassical Clock 1

The David Roche Foundation Adelaide – Gallery 1: Neoclassic

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The neoclassical style featured in Gallery 1 The David Roche House Museum & Gallery reflects the spirit of antiquity in England & Europe during the 18th century

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

Villa-Garden-Capri

Italian Villas & Gardens – The Fatal Gift of Beauty & Water

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The continuing tradition of Italy’s villas fountains and gardens reveal their national love for festive display and enjoying the fatal gift of beauty and water

Amorini in a wallpainting in the Casa Vettii at Pompeii

Love Jewellery – Rome to Renaissance Pt 1

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A belief gold and gemstones had an effect on the affairs of many has not been limited to any culture and tokens of human affection were jewelled objects of love

Life & Death in Pompeii & Herculaneum – Twin Cities of Fate

Life & Death in Pompeii & Herculaneum – Twin Cities of Fate

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Life & Death in Pompeii & Herculaneum, on show at The British Museum from March – September 2013, reminding us the victims were mundanely and poignantly real

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

Pompeii Goes LIVE Globally – British Museum’s New Initiative

Pompeii Goes LIVE Globally – British Museum’s New Initiative

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The British Museum’s successful exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum will go LIVE in cinemas globally from the end of August including Australia