Can we Save the Past? The case of Herculaneum
Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

Credit: Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
  • Monday 11 June 2018, 8.00PM to 9.00pm
  • Free admission
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  • Ron Cooke Hub, University of York (map|getting to campus)
  • Wheelchair accessible

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The cities of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum are among the best-known and best-loved archaeological sites in the world. Yet the remains are as fragile as they are exciting.

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, former Director of the Herculaneum Conservation Project, looks back on the challenges and revelations of a project which, for 15 years, has battled to preserve the remains of Herculaneum.

About the speaker

Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill is former Director of the British School at Rome (1995-2009). He has written about many aspects of Roman history and archaeology, including Pompeii and Herculaneum, and was Director​ from its inception in 2001 of the Herculaneum Conservation Project. He is now based at the Classics Faculty, University of Cambridge, where he is Principal Investigator of a European-funded project on the Impact of the Ancient City.

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