Sunday, June 8, 2014

Johann Joachim

Dear Valeria,

Regarding the theatre,
I agree that it would have been possible and the excavation worth the cost. It was wrong to be satisfied with having exposed the seats, which people can imagine in so many ancient theaters, while leaving the scena buried and hidden: it is the most important part, and we have no visible knowledge of it... Maybe the whole of the Herculaneum theatre will in time be visible, at least underground.

Best wishes,

Johann Joachim Winckelmann

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