1. Woman with wax tablets and stylus: so-called "Sappho"

    Woman with wax tablets and stylus: so-called "Sappho"

    This fresco was discovered in Pompeii in 1760. It is one of the most famous and beloved paintings, commonly called Sappho.
  2. Portrait of Terentius Neo

    Portrait of Terentius Neo

    A Fresco from the town of Pompeii depicting Terentius Neo holding a scroll and his wife who holds a stylus and writing tablet. From the Villa di Guilia Felice.
  3. KorbenDallas

    Pompeii Unpublished: Sketches not permitted to be made...

    Found this early 19th century book with a bunch of Pompeii and Herculaneum hand drawn images. It mentions something about some of the images not being authorized, or permitted? Could we get any help with trying to figure out what's up? Is there something we are not supposed to see there? Too...
  4. KorbenDallas

    Pompeiigate Scandal: Chronology Issues

    Important: On August 20, 1763, an inscription [...] Rei Publicae Pompeianorum [...] was found and the city was identified as Pompeii. OK, this is a bit more than just an attempt to better date the Pompeii annihilation, for we also have a few other events and occurrences mixed in. All of these...
  5. KorbenDallas

    79 A.D. no more: Pompeii got buried in 1631

    POMPEII The official version states that in 79 A.D. the ancient Roman city of Pompeii was buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The site was eventually lost until its initial rediscovery in 1592 and broader rediscovery almost 150 years later in...