Unrolling the Past: Vesuvius and the Villa dei Papiri
Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 11 am - 3 pm
Free | Advance Villa entry ticket required
The volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79 buried the Villa dei Papiri (Villa of Papyruses) and carbonized the papyrus scrolls housed in its enormous library. Discover how the ancient Romans used the mighty papyrus plant to make paper and then write, roll, and seal your own message on papyrus for future generations. This is a free, drop-in program.
9 am–5 pm,7 days a week