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Herculaneum: From Ashes to Ashes
Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Professor of Roman Studies and Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University
The Vancouver Institute, Lecture Hall No. 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, 2194, Health Sciences Mall, UBC
March 24 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

The eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 destroyed not only the world-famous site of Pompeii, but also its smaller and in many ways more fascinating neighbour, Herculaneum. The different dynamics of volcanic eruption preserved at Herculaneum, unlike Pompeii, wood and other organic material, and also precious upper storeys. Now Herculaneum, like Pompeii, is at risk of a second catastrophe, one of conservation. The lecture is about the struggle of the Herculaneum Conservation Project to save the site, and the new insights and discoveries that have come out of it.

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill will be presenting several talks on the UBC campus during his stay as a Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor. Please consult the Calendar of Events for details.

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