Go behind the scenes with Getty conservators, curators, and scientists as they work to preserve the Drunken Satyr, a rare ancient Roman bronze on temporary loan to the Getty Villa from the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Italy.

Learn what makes this statue particularly fascinating, what conservators are doing to stabilize it for the future, and how the Getty partners with colleagues in Italy to study and conserve outstanding examples of ancient art in the Naples collection.

The newly conserved sculpture will be a centerpiece of the exhibition Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles from June 26 to October 27, 2019.

We know the year AD 79, following some earthquakes, the volcano erupted spectacularly and destroyed both Herculaneum and Pompeii and other sites on the Bay of Naples, paradoxically destroying and preserving them.

The Villa dei Papiri was discovered accidentally by well-diggers in 1750, ha...