Herculaneum Uncovered
A conversation with Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

We sat down with Andrew in The Museum of Classical Archeology at the University of Cambridge to discuss Herculaneum, Pompeii, the politics of excavation and life in the ancient Roman world.

About Andrew Wallace-Hadrill :

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill is head of the Herculaneum Conservation Project and a Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. He was Director of the British School at Rome for 14 years.

Some Additional Resources:
Herculaneum: Past and Future

by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum

by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

Herculaneum: Art of a Buried City

by Maria Paola Guidobaldi, Domenico Esposito and Luciano Pedicini

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

by Paul Roberts

Herculaneum: Italy's Buried Treasure

by Joseph Deiss

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Video Chapters

Introduction (00:00)

Chapter 1: More Than Just Papyri (1:40)

Chapter 2: The Myth of Flowing Mud (4:48)

Chapter 3: When the Pas Is Ignored (11:36)

Chapter 4: From a Roman Holiday to Integrate Housing (18:26)

Chapter 5: Freed Slaves (28:29)

Chapter 6: Pompeii vs. Herculaneum (36:26)

Chapter 7: Excavations vs. Preservation (44:05)

Chapter 8: America to the Rescue (1:03:11)

Credits (1:09:17)