Bodies of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Friday 24 May 2013,

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Archaeologist and social anthropologist Estelle Lazer, University of Sydney, has worked extensively excavating and interpreting the human remains at Pompeii and Herculaneum.

In this lecture she explores what these bones tell us about life and death in this region in AD 79, across the social spectrum.

Introduced by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, University of Cambridge.

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