The Other Pompeii: Life and Death in Herculaneum takes a look at the scientific investigation which shows what life was like in the small Roman town of Herculaneum, before it was damaged by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 AD.
Unlike Pompeii, Herculaneum was covered by deep pyroclastic material which preserved wooden and other organic-based objects such as roofs, beds, doors, food and even some 300 skeletons which were discovered in recent years along the seashore.
In turn, this has enriched archaeologists tremendously with a treasure trove of knowledge of the time period.
Join in as our presenter, Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, takes us on a grand tour into the excavation of Herculaneum.
- Release date2013
- Full runtime
- Director(s)Paul Elston
- Production companyBrave New Media