Posted inClassical Archaeology

One of the Herculaneum Papyri Indicates the Exact Location of Plato’s Grave: in a Garden Next to the Museion, in the Academy

More than 1,000 words, accounting for 30% of the text, have emerged from the carbonized papyrus of Herculaneum, containing the History of the Academy by Philodemus of Gadara (110-40 BCE), thanks to the technological approach of innovative research methodologies used in the GreekSchools project. This project is coordinated by Graziano Ranocchia from the University of […]

Posted inAncient Rome, Culture

Researchers Read for the First Time the Contents of One of the Charred Herculaneum Scrolls, an Epicurean Treatise

A team of researchers from around the world has achieved the feat of reading fragments of text from one of the charred scrolls of the ancient library of Herculaneum, buried 2000 years ago by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. These scrolls were discovered by chance in the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum in the […]