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December 11, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Herculaneum rediscovered

On the 11th of December –

In 1738 the inscriptions at the entrance of the theatre in Herculaneum were discovered, confirming that there was indeed a substantial city buried beneth the rubble there. The excavations that followed were an inspiration for much of neo-classicism.

Here are some objects from Herculaneum, and some art and books inspired by the finds, in Europeana:
                                     

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