A large fragment of a marble Roman sarcophagus portrays the deceased as a generally fortunate man who had been happily married.
Underneath the church San Lorenzo Maggiore in Naples are the impressive remains of an ancient Roman macellum or market building.
The tomb of the Roman poet Virgil (70–19 BC) is located in Naples. Today, the tomb forms the centre of a park created in Virgil’s honour.
With the death of Commodus in AD 192, a new family, the Severans, came to rule the Roman Empire. One of them was Caracalla. Looking at his portraits, one has to ask: why the angry face?
A look at the equestrian statue of Marcus Nonius Balbus that is currently on display at the archaeological museum of Naples.
A closer look at one of the statue groups from the Collezione Farnese, originally perhaps by Apollonius of Tralles.
A quick look at a number of ancient, marble statues belonging to a collection once owned by Elisabetta Farnese.
View of a row of columns in the Villa Poppaea near Naples. It is a Roman villa located near the sea and was buried in AD 79 when Vesuvius erupted. It may have belonged to the Emperor Nero and is named after his second wife. It is also known as the Villa Oplontis.