Sunday, 29 March 2015

More from the Jashemski Archive compared with pompeiiinpictures

II.1.12 Pompeii. 2005. Entrance doorway.
Photo by Jackie and Bob Dunn

II.1.12 Pompeii, 1968. Entrance doorway.
Photo by Stanley A. Jashemski. J68f0270 
Source: The Wilhelmina and Stanley A. Jashemski archive in the University of Maryland Library, Special Collections (See collection page) and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial License v.4. See Licence and use details.

Pompeii. May 2005. Two pilaster paintings (at top on beam) from entrance façade of II.1.12.
These were displayed in III.3.6.
Photo by Jackie and Bob Dunn

The two pilaster paintings shown in May 2005 were in the Schola Armaturarum at the time of its collapse in November 2010, and they may or may not have been destroyed.
Does anyone know what happened to them?

This comparison also highlights the fact that many of our pictures are now 10 years old.
The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that we are coming back to live in the UK.
This will allow us to make more frequent trips to Pompeii than has been possible from Australia.
We intend to retake all the photos, highlighting the improvements made over the years.

See more of Complesso dei Riti magici on

Jackie and Bob at pompeiiinpictures

Thursday, 26 March 2015

New articles in AJA 119.2

The American Journal of Archaeology is out now and available on JSTOR. There are two Pompeii-related articles:
Duncan Keenan-Jones, Somma-Vesuvian Ground Movements and the Water Supply of Pompeii and the Bay of Naples 
Molly Swetnam-Burland, Encountering Ovid's Phaedra in House V.2.10–11, Pompeii

Pompeii Photos: Ancient Roman city remains unscathed by 'selfie' generation

From Science Daily:
Pompeii Photos: Ancient Roman city remains unscathed by 'selfie' generation
Photos tourists take of Pompeii are almost identical to those taken by our ancestors. After examining 19th and early 20th century lantern slides of Pompeii and modern day photos researchers discovered the shots taken around the site are remarkably similar.
Read more here.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Lecture: Male and Female Prostitutes at Pompeii: Recovering Agency and Oppression in the Purpose-built Brothel

This livestream event is happening this evening at the American Academy!

Monday 7pm (Rome) (1:30pm EST; 10:30am PST)

Male and Female Prostitutes at Pompeii: Recovering Agency and Oppression in the Purpose-built Brothel:

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Summer School at Herculaneum

Summer School at Herculaneum

The Herculaneum Society is pleased to announce scholarships for undergraduates and postgraduates to participate in two summer schools in the archaeology, history and culture of Herculaneum and other Vesuvian sites, 22-26 June 2015 and 7-11 September 2015. The schools will be operated by Dr Christian Biggi, Director of BIG Heritage Consultancy, with the assistance of by Dr Joanne Berry, author of The Complete Pompeii. You will be taught by a team with many years' experience in operating schools, and who have been closely involved in major initiatives in Vesuvian archaeology. You will stay in a luxurious 4* hotel in Ercolano, with easy access to the Herculaneum excavations. Appearances by guest specialists in archaeology and history add an extra dimension. On this year's courses, a session led by Dr Dirk Obbink of Oxford University, world-renowned papyrologist and trustee of the Herculaneum Society, is planned.

The Society can offer up to four scholarships of £500 (€650) each to deserving students. In addition, there are two free places on each course for accompanying staff to help with oversight of students. Please enquire with the Society if you are interested in taking this task on (

For full details of programme and registration procedures, please click here. You can register as an individual, or a group. In the latter case, please contact the Society as soon as possible ( .

Applications are due at the latest one month before the course is due to start. To be considered for a scholarship, applications must be made at the latest six weeks before the course is due to start.


Monday, 16 March 2015


Riapre dopo i restauri



La presentazione alla stampa della Villa dei Misteri, a seguito degli interventi di restauro degli affreschi, è posticipata al giorno 20 marzo alle ore 11,00, contestualmente alla riapertura al pubblico della Villa che seguirà al termine della conferenza.
All’inaugurazione sarà presente:
  • • il Ministro Dario Franceschini
  • • il Soprintendente Massimo Osanna
  • • il Direttore Generale del Grande Progetto Pompei, Giovanni Nistri
  • • i funzionari e tecnici restauratori che hanno curato gli interventi sugli apparati decorativi.
L’accredito per i giornalisti interessati dovrà pervenire entro il 19 marzo, ore 12,00 al seguente indirizzo mail

Vedere il sito web dal Soprintendenza

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