Current and Recent Projects
Via dell'Abbondanza Project
This project has been established to accurately record
the building frontages of the structures on the 900 meter-long Via
and is being conducted under the auspices of the Soprintendenza
di Pompei. State-of-the-art surveying, photographic and
computer equipment are used to create photomosaics that document the
current condition of the structures.
Food and Drink
The research goal is to analyze the patterns of daily life by a
study of the structures that are associated with the storage,
preparation, serving, and consumption of food and drink.
- Insula I.IX Research of the British School
Most of the excavation of this block of houses (Reg
9) was completed in 1951-1952. Since the 1990s it has been the
of a research project by The British School at Rome. This site showcases
just a few aspects of the project, including
360-degree Quicktime VR panoramas and objects, 3D modelling,
reconstructions and artwork.
Pompeii Project, Reg V, Ins 1
The Swedish Pompeii Project started in 2000 as a
fieldwork initiated from the Swedish Institute in Rome. The aim is to
record and analyse a full Pompeian city-block, Reg
V, Ins 1.
The aim of the project is to document, interconnect, and interpret the
stratigraphic and chronological record of the properties along the
entire length of the via Consolare, thereby providing answers to some
of the longest held questions about the history and course of
development of the ancient city of Pompeii,
its early urban layout, and
the changing character of its suburbs.
The Pompeii Project of the University of
Helsinki - Reg IX, Ins 3.
The main goal is to document the standing
– walls, floors, paintings etc. – with modern archaeological methods and
this study to understand the building history of the insula as wells as
was used through time. In addition to the documentation, small scale
archaeological excavations are conducted below the AD 79 floor levels.
areas will hopefully shed light on the earlier stages of the insula. For
a virtual walkthrough of the house visit http://arkisto.metropolia.fi/pompeji/flash.html
Research on the Forum of Pompeii
Since its conception in 2002, the project
initially focussed on a stone-by-stone documentation of the square in
order to provide a basis for the formulation of further research
questions. In addition to this first stage, the project has since been
extended to include a study of honorific arches in and around the
as well as excavations in the southern colonnade and the
so-called civic buildings to the south of the forum.
Herculaneum Conservation Project
The overall aim of the Herculaneum Conservation Project (HCP) is to
support the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Pompei (SAP), to safeguard
and conserve, to enhance, and to advance the knowledge, understanding
and public appreciation of the ancient site of Herculaneum
Archaeological Research Project: Porta
The Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta
bringing to light a largely forgotten corner of ancient Pompeii that
has unparalleled potential for enlightening Pompeian and Roman history.
Through the full range of archaeological inquiry, this project is
revealing the dynamic structural and social history of an entire city
block of Pompeii.
Research papers based on the project are included here as Appendices B,
of the Bibliography.
Villa Imperiale di Pompei
Due to the poor state of of
preservation of the Villa
Imperiale at the Marina
VIMP project was set up to be able to guarantee a
of the extremely important Villa Imperiale in cooperation with
Restoring Ancient Stabiae
Ancient Stabiae is a nonprofit foundation (fondazione onlus)
constituted in 2001 for the stated purpose of 'the creation and
management of the Archaeological Park of ancient Stabiae in
archaeological zone of Varano', located in the modern towns of
Castellammare di Stabia and Gragnano.
The Oplontis Project
Oplontis Project’s mission is to
conduct a multidisciplinary and
systematic study of Villa A (Villa
di Poppaea) at Oplontis (Torre
Annunziata, Italy). Under the
direction of John R. Clarke and
Michael L. Thomas of the University
of Texas at Austin, and in
collaboration with the
Soprintendenza Archeologica di
Pompei, an international team of
scholars will partner to produce the
definitive monograph on the villa.
This publication, in both digital
and print formats, will be
accompanied by a fully navigable 3-D
model and a comprehensive database.