Event: CULTURAL TRAVELS FROM HOME: POMPEII REVISITED
Organizer: ART HISTORY IN FOCUS
Speakers: Dr Raffaele Romano
Tickets: £10 (concessions may apply)
Date: Jun 9th 11:00am UK Time. Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Jun 9th 3:00am | ET: Jun 9th 6:00am.
Europe - UK: Jun 9th 11:00am | CET: Jun 9th 12:00pm.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Jun 9th 6:00pm | AET: Jun 9th 8:00pm.
Description from Art History in Focus:
"In our series of online webinars, we visit artists, art historians and guides in cultural cities around the world and enjoy an hour’s guided tour, museum visit or demonstration. The visits are live and interactive, allowing you to ask questions. These webinars will enable you to gain special access to sites, studios and galleries whilst at the same time providing a wonderful opportunity to travel virtually from home, no matter your location.
Today we return to the world famous archaeological site of Pompeii for a live, guided tour in the company of expert archaeologist Dr Raffaele Romano who is also one of the site's most authoritative and enthusiastic guides. All bookings will include a donation / "virtual entrance ticket" which will help support the site. The walk will be different from our last visit in 2021 as we will explore other areas of the site, so please do join us again if you attended our last session.
SUMMARY: Our tour will start from the Necropoli of Porta Nocera just outside the ancient city walls. There we’ll discover Roman tombs belonging to some of the most important families living at Pompeii before the dramatic eruption. We continue through the Cardo reaching the Palestra Grande and the stunning Amphitheatre from the outside. The view of Mount Vesuvius above the Foro Boario is simply amazing. We will be able to see some Roman homes along the way, such as the House of Julia Felix and Octavio Quartius' home which has the unique example of a Roman garden. Our tour will end at the famous Garden of Fugitives, where we will learn about the final hours before the eruption.
Dr Romano is an archaeologist specialising in the iconic heritage of the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. He holds a degree in Archaeology, an M.A. in Classical Archaeology and a Ph.D. in Archaeological Heritage, with a thesis on Pompeii. Dr Romano has excavated at Pompeii and is part of an international team of archaeologists researching the northern side of Vesuvius. He has also worked as an archaeologist for the Vatican. In 2019 the city of Pompeii awarded him honorary citizenship and in March 2021, during an excavation at Pompeii, Dr Romano found the remains of an extra-urban villa, an exciting discovery which has received much international coverage. He is a highly personable and authoritative guide whose enthusiasm and passion are infectious!
The tour is interactive, so you will be able to put questions to our guide throughout the visit. Our events use the most up-to-date technology to provide you with the best possible virtual experience.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION: This is a live event including interactive Q and A starting at 11.00am UK time, lasting one hour. Tune in from anywhere in the world to participate or enjoy a recorded version if you cannot watch live. For those who are unable to participate live, you will automatically be sent a recording soon after the end of the session enabling you to watch on catch up later that evening or the following 2 days. Please note, the recording is only available to those who have not been able to participate live, and it is not possible to purchase a recording after booking has closed.
Booking closes the day before the event is streamed. Please refer to the Further Information panel below."
Click here to view full details and book: https://www.arthistoryinfocus.com/courses/353/cultural-travels-from-home--pompeii-revisited.html
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CREDITS
Art History in Focus
Cover image credits: David Wilmot from Wimbledon, United Kingdom, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons