Past and Future

Book - 2011
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"One could hardly ask for a clearer, more comprehensive, and better illustrated guide to Herculaneum." #150; Publishers Weekly

Winner of the Felicia A Holton Book Award 2013, from the Archaeological Institute of America

On 24 August A.D. 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. This significant addition to the few available books focusing on Herculaneum is the first major study of the spectacular archaeological findings there since Joseph Jay Deiss' book, published in 1966 and last revised in 1993. It is based on the latest excavation work and incorporates much new material that has revolutionized our understanding of the site. Illustrated with 300 recent color photographs, it is the definitive 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: New York : Frances Lconcoln Limited Publishers ; Los Alto, Calif. : Packard Humanities Institute, 2011
ISBN: 9780711231429
Branch Call Number: 377 WALLACE-HADRILL
Characteristics: 351 p., 1 folded leaf : col. ill., maps (some folded) ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Packard Humanities Institute


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