The cell of the Temple of Augustus, revealed during the excavation of Pompeii in the early 1800s, by Sir William Gell. Augustus was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD.
Pompeii was an ancient Roman city near Naples in Italy. Pompeii was buried under ~6 m (20 ft) of ash by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Excavation of Pompeii revealed fascinating details about life in the ancient Roman empire.
Based on an engraving made in the 1820s about the excavation of Pompeii by Sir William Gell, which we have carefully restored and enhanced.
- Artist / Collection: Gell, Sir William
- Stock Number: fva12546