Villa dei Papiri


The Villa dei Papiri (Villa of the Papyri) was a Roman country house in the seaside city of Herculaneum. However, Herculaneum was, along with the city of Pompeii, destroyed in 79 AD with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. I is thought to have been owned by a man named Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesonnius, who is Julius Ceasar's father-in-law.  

This site explores the Villa dei Papiri closely, looking at the architecture of the villa, the excavations of it, and the famous library of scrolls of which it gets its name. (navigation to the left)