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Herculaneum: new discoveries from old excavations

  • Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

    Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill - Director of Research in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge

  • Date: Tuesday 16 May 2017, 06:00PM to 16 May 2017, 08:00PM
  • Location: The Great Hall, The Arts Centre of Christchurch
  • Presented By: Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
  • Ticket: Free

Join us for the Inaugural Graham Zanker Lecture at The Great Hall

Modern excavation of Herculaneum started in 1738, ten years before its more famous neighbour, Pompeii. The depth of volcanic cover and preservation of organic elements have meant that this site offers an image of Roman life even more vivid and intimate than that of Pompeii. Years of neglect in the second half of the twentieth century caused a crisis of conservation, reversed since 2001 by the Herculaneum Conservation Project of the Packard Humanities Institute. Conservation work has in its turn generated a series of new discoveries and insights. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill was Director of the project from 2001 to 2016. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill is a graduate of Oxford, he has published widely on Pompeii and Herculaneum, he was Director of the British School at Rome (1995-2009), and a frequent contributor to radio and television broadcasts. He was awarded an OBE in 2002 for services to Anglo-Italian cultural relations. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2010, and appointed from October 2010 by the University of Cambridge to the title of Professor of Roman Studies. He is currently Director of Research in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge.

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