Herculaneum

Herculaneum

Past and Future

Book - 2011
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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 then 300 newly taken colour photographs and archive illustrations, it is an 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.
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Limited Publishers ; Los Alto, Calif. : Packard Humanities Institute, c2011
Characteristics: 351 p., 11 folded leaves : col. ill., maps (some folded) ; 31 cm
ISBN: 9780711231429 (hc.)
0711231427 (hc.)
Call Number: 937.7 WALLACE- HADRILL

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