The Other Pompeii LIFE AND DEATH IN HERCULANEUM
Prsented by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, the director of the Herculaneum Conservation Project, this comprehensive program examines such topics as the history of the excavations, the houses of the town and what we know of social and political life. We see carbonised furniture and foods and learn about the preservation of important written sources on waxed wooden tablets. The discussion of the scientific work involved in the study of the skeletons found on the beachfront and in the boat chambers features the more recent Italian investigations by Luciano Fattore. The stunning aerial photography and the quality of the overall production are both particularly impressive. This impressive program will help students to see the town on its own terms.