Wednesday, 20 August 2014

30 New Pompeii employees 

10 buildings reopened from 4th August

Good news from the Soprintendenza web site:

Thanks to the agreement signed between the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia and  la società ALES spa, from August 4th, thirty new employees take service at the archaeological site of Pompeii in activities to support the use of domus and buildings until now closed due to the insufficient number of guards.

The new employees will ensure the opening to the public from 8.30 am to 19.00 the following buildings:


Termopolio di Vetutio Placido
Casa dei Ceii
Casa del Larario di Achille
REGIO  I
  
Casa di Marco Lucrezio FrontoneREGIO V
  
Casa dell'Ara Massima
Casa di Apollo
REGIO VI
  
Terme Suburbane
Casa della Caccia Antica
REGIO VII
  
Casa di CorneliaREGIO  VIII
  
Casa di Marco LucrezioREGIO  IX
See http://www.pompeiisites.org/Sezione.jsp?titolo=Pompei:%20dal%204%20agosto%20dieci%20edifici%20in%20pi%C3%B9%20da%20visitare&idSezione=1505

Monday, 18 August 2014

Weird Stories from the Scavi #1



In case you missed one of the more weird stories from Pompeii I thought I would pass on this report of the 13th August from the Telegraph. While I, as I am sure we all do, feel a rush of euphoria, joy and excitement when privileged enough to visit the city it would appear for at least three visitors this year experimental archaeology took on a more salacious tone.


DB

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, vol. XXIII, 2012

Just out (or so...), the new volume (23, 2012) of the Rivista di Studi Pompeiani.
ISBN: 978-88-913-0493-3 Rilegatura: Brossura Pagine: 240, 300 ill. B/N
Formato: 22,5 x 28,5 cm
Prezzo: 250,00 €
 More info here or here.
De Carolis, E., F. Esposito, C. Falcucci, D. Ferrara (2012) : “Riflessioni sul quadro della Venere in Conchiglia di Pompei: dal mito al lavoro dei pictores”, RSP, 23, 7‑24.
Ciarallo, A.M. (2012) : “Gli elementi vegetali raffigurati negli affreschi della Casa della Venere in Conchiglia”, RSP, 23, 25‑27.
Tammisto, A. (2012) : “Gli uccelli nelle pitture di giardino della Casa della Venere in Conchiglia”, RSP, 23, 29‑38.
Gallo, A. (2012) : “Il santuario cantonale della Regio IX di Pompei (IX 1, 29). La decodificazione dei simboli”, RSP, 23, 39‑59.
Caso, L. (2012) : “L’Artemis nella decorazione da Pompei, VI Insula Occidentalis, 10”, RSP, 23, 61‑69.
Rauws, J.E. (2012) : “Decorations on the restored Second Style Wall painting of Oplontis Room 23 north”, RSP, 23, 71‑78.  
Napolitano, M.C. (2012) : “La Villa cd. « Secondo Complesso » di Stabiae”, RSP, 23, 79‑88.  
Nappo, S.C. (2012) : “L’ edificio di Murecine a Pompei: un esempio di architettura ricettiva alla foce del Sarno”, RSP, 23, 89‑101.
Morisco, M. (2012) : “Gli Inventari del Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli”, RSP, 23, 103‑107.
Castillo, E. (2012) : “El reciclaje de los materiales constructivos y la utilizacìon de los escombros en la Casa de la Diana Arcaizante”, RSP, 23, 112‑125.
Pastore, U. (2012) : “Studio e riproduzione a calco degli scheletri dell’antica marina di Ercolano”, RSP, 23, 137‑139.
De Carolis, E., A.M. Ciarallo, M.R. Senatore (2012) : “Nuovi saggi archeologici eseguiti a Pompei. Rinvenimento di resti di viti e di un palo di sostegno al di sotto dei depositi dell’ eruzione del 79 d.C.”, RSP, 23, 140‑142.
Camardo, D., M. Notomista (2012) : “Recenti scoperte archeologiche ad Ercolano”, RSP, 23, 143‑155.
De Simone, G.F., A. De Luca (2012) : “Dati archeozoologici da Pollena Trocchia e alcune considerazioni sull’ alimentazione nella Campania tardo antica”, RSP, 23, 159‑162.
Albore Livadie, C., C. Cicirelli, U. Heussner, P. Kastenmeier, M.T. Pappalardo (2012) : “Le analisi dendrocronologiche a Poggiomarino nel 2011-2012”, RSP, 23, 164‑168.
Cascella, S., G. Vecchio (2012) : “Nota preliminare sulla scoperta della villa rustica di C. Ollius Ampliatus: suburbio sud-orientale di Neapolis (Ponticelli)”, RSP, 23, 169‑179.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sending an email to Pompeii

Does anyone know what is the policy for answering emails at SANP in Pompeii. ?

We wrote 5 weeks ago, and have not received any reply.

 Surely a simple "yes" or "no" in this electronic age does not take long to effect.

If they do not answer emails, then surely we should all be informed of this. 

By now, our 5 week old email should have descended well down the page of emails to answer, so presumably we must assume we are not getting an answer !!!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Call for papers: heritage conference

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS Colloqui internazionali di archeologia 18-19 settembre 2014 – MAV, Ercolano (NA), Italia I Colloqui internazionali di Archeologia si terranno nell’ambito del Forum Culture Napoli 2014, sotto il patrocinio dell’Unesco, con lo scopo di mettere in evidenza i talenti della nuova generazione che sta affrontando le sfide di gestire e di valorizzare il patrimonio culturale del Mediterraneo. Si richiede la partecipazione di studiosi di tutto il Mediterraneo, oppure di chi studia all’estero ma che si occupa dei beni culturali del bacino del mediterraneo, che sono attualmente iscritti ad un dottorato di ricerca (o che lo hanno appena conseguito), per presentare la propria ricerca nel contesto di un dibattito di due giorni sul “futuro del passato” visto dai giovani. Per i dottorandi selezionati saranno coperte le spese di viaggio (in Italia o in Europa), vitto e alloggio per la durata del convegno. Ogni presentazione sarà della durata di circa 25 minuti seguita da domande e discussione. Le lingue ufficiali del convegno sono l’italiano e l’inglese. Le ricerche presentate devono riguardare almeno uno dei seguenti temi che hanno molteplici sovrapposizioni: - La gestione dei beni culturali nel 21° secolo - Approcci partecipativi alla conservazione - Il patrimonio culturale a sostegno dello sviluppo sostenibile - Il ruolo dell’archeologia nel turismo sostenibile - La tecnologia applicata alla conservazione e alla valorizzazione dei beni culturali Chiunque sia interessato a partecipare dovrà inviare informazioni sul dottorato (titolo ricerca, università, supervisore tesi) e un abstract di non più di 300 parole descrivendo la propria ricerca da presentare al dott. Christian Biggi a c.biggi[at]herculaneum.org entro giovedì 31 luglio 2014. ________________________________________ FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS International Archaeology Colloquium 18-19 September 2014 – MAV, Ercolano (Naples), Italy This International Archaeology Colloquium is part of the programme of the Naples Culture Forum 2014, promoted by UNESCO. It aims to showcase a new generation of scholars who are examining the challenges of managing and enhancing Mediterranean cultural heritage. Doctoral students (or those who have recently completed doctoral research) from the Mediterranean, or those studying Mediterranean heritage further afield, are invited to participate. Young scholars will present their research within this two-day debate on the “future of the past”. Successful applicants will have their travel (within Italy or Europe) and living expenses covered for the duration of the conference. Each presentation will last approximately 25 minutes, followed by question time. The official languages of the conference are Italian and English. Presentations must address at least one of the following overlapping themes: - Heritage management in the 21st century - Participatory approaches to conservation - Cultural heritage supporting sustainable development - The role of archaeology in sustainable tourism - Applied technology for heritage conservation and enhancement Anyone who is interested in presenting should send details of their doctorate (research title, university, supervisor) and an abstract (max. 300 words) describing their research to: Christian Biggi at c.biggi[at]herculaneum.org by Thursday 31 July 2014.

Saving Pompeii with EU Regional Funds 

Today [20th July 2014], EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, is travelling to Pompeii - the world famous archaeological site, to sign an "Action Plan" with the Italian authorities to accelerate work on the EU's major project to preserve the site. The Action Plan sets down specific measures and targets to complete the project, which is being supported by €78 million worth of investment through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). 

Speaking ahead of the visit, Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn said: "The importance of Pompeii and the EU supported major project to preserve it cannot be overstated. There is a real urgency to accelerate and intensify our efforts. This site is of crucial importance for Campania and its local economy - for Italy and the world. Quite simply it is one of the crowning jewels of Europe's cultural heritage. That's why I am determined to do what I can to make the EU supported major project here a success. The Action Plan we are signing today with the Italian authorities sets down clear targets and deadlines for the way ahead and a series of measures to ensure that those deadlines are respected. It should act as a spur to action and a motivator. I urge all those to seize the challenge and take up their responsibility."

The Pompeii major project was approved in March 2012 by the European Commission. 


  • Three projects at the site have been completed; this includes the Casa del Criptoportico and the Casa delle Pareti Rosse. 
  • Twelve projects are on-going (including Casa di Sirico, Casa del Marinaio, Casa dei Dioscuri, and Casa di Octavianus Quartio). 
  • Nine projects will open soon, including the restoration of the Casa della Fontana Piccola and the Casa della Venere in Conchiglia.

The Commission and the Italian authorities will monitor the Action Plan four times between now and the end of the project (in December 2014, and April, August and December 2015). Targets will be reviewed and progress monitored according to the targets set down.


A presentation of the Action Plan, its official signing, followed by a press conference is expected at Pompeii's Auditorium around 12:30 on 17 July. Present will be Commissioner Hahn, State Secretary to the Italian Prime Minister, Graziano Delrio, Italian Minister for Culture Dario Franceschini, and President of Campania Region, Stefano Caldoro.

Background Around €105 million in total (EU and national contributions combined) have been allocated for the Pompeii major project. The EU part under the European Regional Development Fund "Preservation, Maintenance and Improvement of the archaeological site of Pompeii", is worth €78 million and is part of the "Cultural, Natural and Touristic Attractions" Programme for the 2007-13 budget period. The project is using some of the most sophisticated and up-to-date technology to conserve the ruins of the world renowned UNESCO site which has been badly damaged in recent years. 

The project aims to: 

  • Consolidate the structures of the archaeological site, starting with the areas ranked "high risk" according to the 'Archaeological Risk Map'; 
  • Build a water canalisation and drainage system in the non-excavated state property area leaning over the ancient buildings; 
  • Carry out work to consolidate, restore, preserve and improve the training of staff, working on site for the 'Special Superintendence for the Archaeological Heritage of Naples and Pompeii' (SANP). 
  • Significant measures have also been taken to protect the project – particularly in the area of public procurement - against the influence of organised crime. 
  • Working closely with the European Commission, the Italian authorities have installed a special "prefetto" from the Italian Ministry of the Interior to oversee security and legal aspects of the project from beginning to end. 


From the Archaeology News Network

http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/saving-pompeii-with-eu-regional-funds.html?
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