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Rediscovering antiquity : Karl Weber and the excavation of Herculaneum, Pompeii, and Stabiae

Author: Christopher Charles Parslow
Publisher: Cambridge : New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rediscovering Antiquity: Karl Weber and the Excavation of Herculaneum, Pompeii, and Stabiae examines the early history of the excavations at three important sites of classical antiquity that first came to light in 1738, through the life and work of Karl Jakob Weber, a Swiss military engineer who supervised these investigations from 1750 to 1764. While many of his contemporaries sought only the recovery of precious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Karl Jakob Weber; Charles, King of Spain; Karl Weber; Charles, roi d'Espagne; Charles, King of Spain; Karl Jakob Weber; Karl Jakob Weber; Charles, roi d'Espagne)
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Charles Parslow
ISBN: 0521471508 9780521471503 0521646642 9780521646642
OCLC Number: 31239441
Description: xx, 394 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: Karl Weber and the Rediscovery of Herculaneum, Pompeii, and Stabiae --
1. Weber, Alcubierre, and the First Years of the Excavations. Alcubierre's "Discovery" of Herculaneum. Early Successes and Critics. Excavations at Herculaneum under Bardet (1741-1745). Alcubierre's Return (1745). Investigations at "La Civita" and Stabiae --
2. The Earliest Plans of the Vesuvian Monuments. Bardet's Early Plans of Herculaneum. Architectural Documentation under Alcubierre. The "Cratere Maritimo" Project and the First Rift --
3. The Discovery of the Villa dei Papiri. Bayardi, Tanucci, and the Accademia Ercolanese. Excavating the Villa dei Papiri. Weber's Documentation of the Villa. Paderni, Piaggio, and the Papyri --
4. Pompeii and the Praedia Iuliae Felicis. The Contributions of Antonio Scognamillo. Weber's Preliminary Plan of the Praedia --
5. The "Temples" at Herculaneum. A Controversial Methodology. "Butchers of Antiquity" The Templum Matris Deum. The Second Temple.
Responsibility: Christopher Charles Parslow.
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