A Herculaneum papyrus charred by the volcano.
Greek letters can barely be discerned.

The Friends of Herculaneum Society (FHS) works actively in three areas:   

  1. Public Education: The FHS raises public awareness and increases public education about Herculaneum, its history and the ongoing issues associated with excavating and conserving the site;
  2. Research and Scholarship: the FHS promotes research into all aspects of Herculaneum, including the continued investigation of the Villa of the Papyri and the publication of the results of research; and
  3. Conservation: The FHS supports the conservation of the artefacts and buildings at Herculaneum for the benefit of the public now and in the future.