The Oplontis Project
The mission of the Oplontis Project is to conduct a systematic, multidisciplinary study of Villa A (“of Poppaea”) and Villa B (“of Lucius Crassius Tertius”) 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 Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei, an international team of scholars is working to publish a definitive studies of all aspects of these sites. Publication will be “born digital” within the Humanities E-Book Series of the American Council of Learned Societies. Further documentation, in the form of fully navigable 3D models and a comprehensive database will be available for further study.
See the December 2014 newscast featuring the new excavations and plans for the future of the site.