'The Other Pompeii: Life and Death in Herculaneum'

Join Master Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill on a televisual tour of Herculaneum.

In The Other Pompeii: Life and Death in Herculaneum, first broadcast on BBC Two on Monday 30th March, Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill reveals the many treasures of Herculaneum, which for centuries lay buried following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79.

Professor Wallace-Hadrill, who directs the Herculaneum Conservation Project, shows how the painstaking work of archaeologists, historians and scientists gives us extraordinary evidence of life in a Roman town.  Remains of jewellery, coloured sculpture, wooden furniture, even fish bones recovered from the town's sewers, all contribute to a dramatic and very personal picture of Herculaneum.

The programme is available to watch on the BBC iPlayer until Wednesday 10th April.

This is an archived news story, first posted in 2013.

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News item posted Sunday, 3rd May 2015

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