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Herculaneum: Past and Future free pdf In AD 79, the volcano Vesuvius erupted, burying the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum under ash and rock, and leaving them remarkably well preserved for centuries. While Pompeii has been extensively written about and popularized, the remains of its sister city, a smaller yet wealthier community close to the sea, are less widely known, but they have yielded spectacular archaeological evidence. This is the first major study of Herculaneum since Joseph Jay Deiss's book, published in 1966 and last revised in 1993. And in any language there have only ever been a handful of books available, mostly guidebooks and exhibition catalogues. It is based on the latest excavation work and incorporates much new material that has revolutionized our understanding of the site. Illustrated with more than 300 newly taken colour photographs and archive illustrations, it is the definitive overview for the general public of what we know and understand about Herculaneum, of what is still unknown and mysterious, and of the potential for future discoveries in both archaeological and political contexts.

About Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

ANDREW WALLACE-HADRILL, OBE, was the Director of the British School at Rome and is now Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He is Director for the Packard Humanities Institute of its Herculaneum Conservation Project. His books include Suetonius: The Scholar and his Caesars (1985), Augustan Rome (1993), Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum (1994) and Rome's Cultural Revolution (2008).

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Author : Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
Publisher : Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Data Published : 05 May 2011
ISBN : 0711231427
EAN : 9780711231429
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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