Amedeo Maiuri

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Maiuri, Amedeo


Born Jan. 7, 1886, in Veroli, near Frosi-none; died Apr. 7, 1963, in Naples. Italian archaeologist.

Maiuri was director of the archaeological museum on the island of Rhodes from 1916 to 1924 and of the National Museum in Naples from 1924 to 1963. He was in charge of archaeological excavations in Pompeii and Herculaneum.


La Peinture romaine. Genoa, 1953.
Pompei ed Ercolano: Fra case ed abitanti. Padua, 1950.
Pompei, Ercolano e Stabia. Novara, 1961.
“Aspetti ignoti o poco noti di Pompei.” Studi Romani, 1962, no. 6.
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Originally excavated under the auspices of Amedeo Maiuri, the silver treasure from the House of the Menander was lavishly published by him in 1933.
Gone are the days of the predominant scholar, such as Amedeo Maiuri, moulding the interpretation of the excavated remains in their own idiom and in their place are collaborative teams of disciplinary specialists.
A remarkable feature of the consensus is its lack of stratigraphic foundation, a failure seen and spelt out with great clarity by the young Amedeo Maiuri, early in his long superintendency (Maiuri 1930).