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The Other Pompeii: Life and Death in Herculaneum

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Summary

Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill of the University of Cambridge examines the story of Herculaneum, which was destroyed by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79AD. He meets the scientists leading a forensic investigation into the human skeletal remains found there and then goes on a tour of the Roman town to provide an insight into the lives of its inhabitants, exploring the houses, wooden furniture and food that were preserved by a deep layer of ash.

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Presenter Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
Director Paul Elston

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