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A blast from the past through a multi-sensory experience, to learn and discover in detail the historical reality of Herculaneum and Pompeii before the eruption of Vesuvius 79 ad. This is the mission of the MAV, who was born in the heart of Herculaneum and a new mode of cultural enjoyment. The visitor will be transported in a virtual context that rebuilt, thanks to the use of more modern technologies. The journey begins after crossing a sort of ancestral port which dematerialises the connective intelligence streams and leading to the discovery of the names and faces of the ancient Herculaneum,
Since its foundation in 1841, the Osservatorio Vesuviano was meta not only scholars but also of local and foreign visitors. Around 1970 following the construction just downstream of a building more suited to the demands of modern research, the so-called historic home becomes naturally the place intended for the conservation of valuable mineralogical collections, instrumental and artistic, as well as a rich historical library. The Museum is home to a permanent exhibition that leads the visitor through a fascinating journey into the world of volcanoes. It starts from the description of the vario
The Roman city of Herculaneum, destroyed and buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 ad, was returned to the Chronicles of history in the eighteenth century thanks to the Bourbon explorations. With low walls, the town was built on a volcanic plateau overlooking the sea at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, limited on the East side and on the West by two streams; two River creeks there were natural and safe landings. The size of the city were actually pretty modest: it has been suggested that the total area enclosed by walls was of about 20 hectares, which are now visible in the open about 4.5 hectar
Located outside of the excavations of Herculaneum, the theater, still incorporated in the tufa bank, was dug through several tunnels in the eighteenth century. The visit takes place now through a series of flights of stairs and passageways that allow you to see parts of the buried building, down to the floor of the orchestra, paved in white marble. The space of the stage is largely occupied by two large eighteenth-century piers made by Francesco La Vega for static reasons. The front scene has the door directed at the Center, the two doors and four sides hospitales side niches, where originall
The Villa of the Papyri, one of the largest and most sumptuous Roman villas ever explored, placed at the extreme northern limit of the area of "new digs", was excavated, at the behest of Charles III of Bourbon, with an articulated system of descent and ventilation shafts and underground tunnels, between 1750 and 1764. The investigations were carried out under the guidance, first, by a surveyor Spanish, Don Gioacchino and Rocco Alcubierre, then, of the Swiss engineer Karl Weber, who is also the plan dated July 20, 1754 with the discoveries of sculptural artifacts. Later excavations were continu