Bronze Dancers

      These bronze dancers were found between 1750 and 1765 in Ercolano in the Villa of the Papyri (also known as the Villa of the Pisoni). The most important finding at this site were 1800 rolls of charred papyri, representing the earliest library ever discovered. Because of heat damage from the volcanic mudflow that buried Ercolano in 79 A.D., the unrolling and transcription of these papyrus scrolls has been a very painstaking operation. The scrolls are preserved in the National Library of Naples.

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