Great Pompeii Project Lecture

(4.7) Archaeology professor Massimo Osanna will deliver a lecture titled “The Great Pompeii Project: New Life for the Dead City,” hosted by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.

Osanna’s lecture will focus on the Great Pompeii Project, an initiative sponsored by the Italian government to preserve the archaeological area of Pompeii, the ancient city that was decimated by a nearby supervolcano nearly 2,000 years ago. Osanna, who teaches at University of Basilicata, is the superintendent of the archaeological heritage of Pompeii.

Seen here is Nydia, the Blind Girl of Pompeii from the Art & Design collection at the RISD Museum. (Marble, Randolph Rogers,1860)

This statue depicts the slave girl Nydia, a character in the 1834 best-selling historical fiction novel “The Last Days of Pompeii” by English author Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton.

Osanna lecture, 5:30pm, Thursday, April 7, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108, College Green, Brown University, (directions)

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