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POMPEII CHARMS MR. MORGAN

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He Is Especially Captivated by the Frescoes in New Excavations
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By Marconi Transatlantic Wireless Telegraph to The New York Times
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NAPLES, March 17---When J. Pierpont Morgan went to Pompeii Friday he was
accompanied to the new excavations by Prof. Spinazzola, Director of
Works, who showed him the new treasures recently unearthed. He went
through the house which was brought to light, admiring the atrium and
peristillium, and especially the original fountain, with many jets of
water and many statues, from which it was possible to identify the
proprietor. Mr. Morgan gazed about with the keenest interest and
appreciation, and was especially captivated by the beautiful frescoes.
It was surprising to see how the bed of cinders, several feet deep, had
preserved even the most delicate object almost intact. Thus the
thermopolium, or Pompeiian bar, reappeared as it was nearly 2,000 years
ago.

Mr. Morgan promised to return again.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2008) POMPEII CHARMS MR. MORGAN (New York Times, Monday 18th March 1912, ref: #6162, published 17 May 2008, generated 29th November 2022 03:26:52 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/pompeii-charms-morgan.html