Excavating the ancient sewers of Herculaneum

Saturday 4 May 2013,

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Mark Robinson, School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford, presents the finds of food, remains from the faeces and other waste in the sewers of Herculaneum

The lecture will discuss what this preserved organic matter can tell us about the lifestyle of those living in the town in AD 79.

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Portrait of baker Terentius Neo and his wife. Pompeii, AD 55–79. © DeAgostini/SuperStock.