Villa of the Papyri

Local nameVilla dei Papiri
LocationNaples, Italy

The Villa of the Papyri was an ancient Roman villa in Herculaneum, in what is now Ercolano, southern Italy. It is named after its unique library of papyri, discovered in 1750. The Villa was considered to be one of the most luxurious houses in all of Herculaneum and in the Roman world. Its luxury is shown by its exquisite architecture and by the very large number of outstanding works of art discovered, including frescoes, bronzes and marble sculpture which constitute the largest collection of Greek and Roman sculptures ever discovered in a single context.It was situated on the ancient coastline below the…

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_of_the_Papyri

Address Ercolano 80056, Italy

Coordinates 40°48'26.114" N 14°20'42.204" E

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