Fresco with a Landscape (detail), Roman, first century BC. Plaster and pigment, 65 x 84 cm. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Photo: Giorgio Albano

Exhibition Tour: Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri


Saturdays, Sundays, through October 27, at 1 pm

The Getty Villa

Free | Advance Villa entry ticket required

Get free tickets to the Getty Villa

Get free tickets to the Getty Villa

The Getty Villa is modeled on a Roman seaside luxury villa near the ancient city of Herculaneum, which was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Excavations have yielded spectacular finds, including a papyrus scroll library, which gave the ancient Villa dei Papiri its modern name. On this 45-minute tour, learn about excavations spanning over 200 years and marvel at objects coveted by the first-century elite. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour Meeting Place.

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