Sunday, January 30, 2005

This Times Online article discusses an attempt by the Herculaneum Society to reexcavate an ancient Roman villa buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. They believe they may find a library of ancient books in the villa. According to the Society, “We can expect to find good contemporary copies of known masterpieces and to recover works lost to humanity for two millennia. A treasure of greater cultural importance can scarcely be imagined.”