Exhibition Tour: Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri
Daily, through October 28, at 12 pm
The Getty Villa
Free | Advance Villa entry ticket required
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 give 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.
9 am–5 pm,7 days a week