Visions of Vesuvius

13 May 2017 2.15pm 3.15pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

David Pyle, volcanologist and curator of Volcanoes

Contact:

The Friends of Herculaneum Society (0)1865 288260 | herculaneum@classics.ox.ac.uk

Description

In AD 79, Herculaneum, along with Pompeii, and other neighbouring towns was destroyed in a cataclysmic eruption of Vesuvius. Deserted and forgotten after the eruption, the ancient site was rediscovered in the eighteenth century. Among the many precious finds was one almost beyond belief. Some 1800 scrolls were discovered in the Villa of Papyri, the only library from the ancient Greco-Roman world to survive into the modern era.

The talk is being sponsored by The Herculaneum Society who are actively engaged in raising public awareness about Herculaneum, supporting research and promoting conservation of the site, its built heritage and the objects that are uncovered there.

Join the Friends of Herculaneum Society for tea/coffee after the lecture at the Weston Library café to pick up a newsletter and find out more about the work of the Society.

Booking

The lecture is free but spaces are limited. Please book in order to reserve a place.

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