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The book presents a collection of essays by an international group of scholars who highlight and interpret the archaeological discoveries of both the Italian excavations at Villa A and Oplontis ("Villa") B from to and the ongoing Oplontis Project, a collaboration between the Archaeological Superintendency of Pompeii and the University of Texas at Austin since Pages: The Villas of Oplontis Publication The University of Texas at Austin The Solutions A Three‐pronged Approach to Publication • Open Access e‐book • . Villa d'Oplontis (Torre Annunziata, Italie) Fouilles (Archéologie) -- Italie -- Oplontis (Ville ancienne) Fouilles (Archéologie) -- Italie -- Pompéi (Ville ancienne) Peinture et décoration murales antiques -- Italie -- Oplontis (Ville ancienne) Villa of Poppaea Sabina (Torre Annunziata, Italy). This is the first of three volumes to be produced by the Oplontis Project (), which documents the famous Villa A at Torre Annunziata and its gardens together with the Oplontine built and geological environment.
The mission of the Oplontis Project is to conduct a systematic, multidisciplinary study of Villa A (“of Poppaea”) and Villa B (“of Lucius Crassius Tertius”) at Oplontis (Torre Annunziata, Italy). Under the direction of John R. Clarke and Michael L. Thomas of the University of Texas at Austin and in collaboration with the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei, an . The focus of the Oplontis Project is the study of Villa A—sometimes called the villa of Poppaea owing to its possible association with the family of Nero’s second wife, Poppaea Sabina—and Villa B, also known as the Villa of L. Crassius Tertius. The Oplontis Project has focused since on the study and publication of Villa A, and will begin work at Villa B in the summer of Villa A, also known as Villa Poppaea The only monument of the ancient Oplontis currently open to visitors is a large residential villa, yet to be completely unearthed. It dates back to the mid-1st century B.C. and was enlarged during the early Imperial Age. The Villa of Oplontis by Various and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at
- Oplontis: Villa di Poppea (detail of a fresco at House of the Orchard). You may wish to read a page on Mount Vesuvius in Goethe's Footsteps. or a page on Pompeii first.. Views of the northern/rear side of the villa which is today's entrance to it; (inset) detail of Tabula Peutingeriana, a Vth century AD map of the roads of the Roman Empire showing Oplontis between Herculaneum and Pompeii. The first of the villas, known as Villa A, was discovered in during the great construction project by Fontana of the Sarno aqueduct to feed the mills at Torre Annunziata, the same aqueduct that was tunnelled through Pompeii where he also found the first remains, but similarly no attempt was made to explore the ruins in Oplontis. This aqueduct stll runs through the centre of Villa A. Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis and Boscoreale were lost to the world in late August AD79 to lie hidden for almost years, a time capsule of Roman life in the first century AD. This website provides details on the story of their destruction and re-discovery and an . Book Review of Oplontis: Villa A (“of Poppaea”) at Torre Annunziata, Italy. Vol. 1, The Ancient Setting and Modern Rediscovery, edited by John R. Clarke and Nayla K. Muntasser. Reviewed by Mantha Zarmakoupi. American Journal of Archaeology Vol. , No. 3 (July ).