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Pompei between Conservation and Research

Massimo Osanna, DG of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, will host a conference in the Embassy of Italy in Berlin

October 04th, 2018
Andrea Kacirova, News from Berlin
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The CEO of the Archeological Park Pompeii, Professor Massimo Osanna, will present the "Grande Progetto Pompei" that will aim to provide a new image of the city.

Pompeii, an ancient Roman city, was buried under 4 to 6 meters of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Many of the inhabitants were also buried before they could escape. The city has been largely preserved because of lack of air and moisture. The artefacts preserved provide an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of the city. Today it is open-air museum and belongs under the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

(The Great Pompeii project) is an extensive project which arose from an initiative of the Italian government with the help of European Regional Development Fund, aimed to provide a new image of the Vesuvian city. To protect the archaeological area of Pompeii, the project is developing a special urgent program of conservation, maintenance, and restoration. The results obtained so far have contributed substantially to the growing success of the public, reopening of 37 domus, expanding the urban road network that made most of the site accessible, and the numerous and spectacular finds.

The event will take a place at the Embassy of Italy in Tiergartenstr. 22, Berlin, on October 9th, 2018.There is no admission fee, however registration is required by October 5 the latest, by sending an e-mail to Due to security checks, you might be asked at the entrance to show the proof of your identity.


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