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The Villa of the Papyri

The Villa of the Papyri

  • The collection of the "Villa of the Papyri" is the only collection to survive to the present day.
  • About 1,800 scrolls were located in the Roman city of Herculaneum.
  • When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., the library was buried - and preserved - under 90-foot of volcanic material. It was rediscovered in the 18th century.
  • The library contains several texts by an Epicurean philosopher and poet named Philodemus.

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