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Peter Bardwell | profile | all galleries >> Other Italian places >> Campania >> Boscoreale tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Travelling in Campania | The green island of Ischia | Procida | National Railway Museum - Pietrarsa | Paestum - Greek temples | Pozzuoli and the Fields of Fire | Pompeii | Herculaneum | Poppea's Villa - Oplontis | Boscoreale | Augustus' Villa | Caserta's Royal Palace | Vietri sul mare | Benevento - 2012 | Capua | Santa Maria Capua Vetere | Mondragone | Salerno | A few from Amalfi | Sorrento | Many churches, a few temples... | In and around Naples | Volcanic islands of western Italy | Snippets from elsewhere


A visit to the Antiquarium and archaeological site at Boscoreale - just a few miles north of Pompei - for details, see:



Click on individual photos on this page to see a larger version - and, for some, a few notes!
Sadly, the collection in the Antiquarium is missing the best of what was found nearby - amongst
the plunder carried away over the years...

- frescoes from a villa, said to be that of P. Fannius Synistor - long lost to American hands:

- much of the fabulous Boscoreale treasure, unearthed in 1895, is displayed at the Louvre, in Paris:

April 2013 note... Some of the Boscoreale artefacts that do remain are currently "on loan" to London,
where they can be seen as part of this bumper exhibition - set to run until the end of September:


On display during our visit was a collection of plaster casts of bodies found in the ruins of several
of the ancient Roman villas - all of whom had been buried alive during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius
in 79 AD.
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Leaving Ischia New trains Camaldoli della Torre New station at Boscoreale Celebrating the new station and tunnels
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