Buried Herculaneum

Buried Herculaneum

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Buried Herculaneum

Buried Herculaneum

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The aim of this book is to give an account of past excavations at Herculaneum; to describe, as they once were, those buildings that have been stripped of their treasures, left in ruins and reburied; and to connect with the buildings where they originally stood, the bronzes and marbles now in the Museum at Naples.

The supreme interest of Herculaneum lies in the unique bronzes found there. This subject has been treated at some length, and an attempt made to assign the sculptures to their epochs and to identify them in the light of the most recent criticism. I have retained the old false ascriptions, as being familiar, for purposes of identification and sometimes added in brackets what would seem to be more correct names.

A classified bibliography, including all works of any importance on the subject, from contemporary journals to the latest German monograph, has . . .

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