Museum Home Past Exhibitions Antiquity and Photography: Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites

January 28–May 1, 2006 at the Getty Villa

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Posted on 03/27/06 by S. Westberg, Ventura, CA
This is an excellent feature. Please do it with your other exhibitions also.

Posted on 02/23/06 by C. Mecham, Boise, ID
I just want to express my gratitude to the officers and directors of the Getty Trust and their brilliant army of communicators, educators, conservators, historians, and curators for the magnificent job you do of keeping your Web site so fresh and so rich without ever being overwhelming. I have been fortunate enough to visit the Villa and the Museum and I welcome the day that I will again have that opportunity, but in the meantime, your wonderful Web site makes it seem a little closer. These photographs, presented with such amazing resolution, were so amazing to pour over. I don't know that I would have had the ability to examine them as closely if I had been in their physical presence. Thank you again. Keep up the great job.

Posted on 02/10/06 by M. Stevens, Los Angeles, CA
The clarity of these photographs is amazing—it's hard to believe that many of them are 150 years old. The large negatives used by Frith and others captured an astounding amount of detail. The daguerreotypes by Girault de Prangey in the small dark gallery space just glowed with beauty; they almost seemed like stained glass art. Gorgeous.

Posted on 01/24/06 by Christopher Marcus, Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful! I'm particularly interested in the images of Egypt. In monumental architecture, Egypt was certainly unrivaled in the ancient Mediterranean. In technology, Greece and Rome surpassed Egypt only long after Egypt's Golden Age had waned and the great civilizations of the Ancient Near East had bequeathed their legacy.