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.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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She focuses on individuals, and discusses some people closely associated with the excavations themselves--names which may not be familiar to people outside the field--Giuseppe Fiorelli, August Mau, and Don Amedeo Maiuri, but many who only visited, and who are extremely well-known: W.A.