Re-opening of the Decumanus Maximus - Herculaneum

RE‐OPENING HERCULANEUM Celebrating 10 years of the Packard project, a public‐private partnership for Herculaneum’s archaeological heritage

On 19 April 2011 we will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Herculaneum Conservation Project, a partnership between the Packard Humanities Institute, the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei and the British School at Rome for the conservation and enhancement of the archaeological site of Herculaneum. This project is an unprecedented public‐private collaboration which, thanks to its long‐term commitment, has managed to halt and drastically reduce the serious decay in which the site found itself at the end of the twentieth century. The re‐opening of the Decumanus Maximus – the main street of the ancient town – marks

the final step towards returning the Roman roads to visitors, free of barriers and ‘no entry’ signs and closes a chapter of important works that have taken place in recent years.

For more information see the English press releases.