When in Rome

When in Rome

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A regular podcast series about place and space in…
The Victims of Vesuvius
Feb 13 • 30 min
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius led to the unique preservation of those who died in Pompeii and the areas immediately around it. For more than 200 years archaeologists have been creating plaster casts from the voids left behind by the dead, and today we’re…
Archaeology at Pompeii
Jan 23 • 27 min
It’s been almost 300 years since the site of Pompeii was discovered, and in that time it’s seen the early days and long development of the practise of archaeology. Attitudes and techniques have all changed in that time, and we now cringe at how the early…
Herculaneum
Nov 30, 2018 • 30 min
The town of Herculaneum is on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, and was destroyed by the same eruption as Pompeii. It appears to be a wealthier town, and preservation conditions were different, giving a unique view of life in the Roman world. Guest: Dr…
Pompeii Tombs
Nov 1, 2018 • 30 min
Tombs line the roads leading away from Pompeii, as is customary for many Roman towns and cities. They give a direct connection to those who called Pompeii home, and the way they interact with those who have passed away. Guest: Dr Virginia Campbell…
Villa of the Mysteries
Sep 30, 2018 • 31 min
The Villa of the Mysteries is on the outskirts of Pompeii, and it would be like any other Roman villa if it weren’t for a special set of paintings. One room is lavishly decorated on all walls with a fresco depicting what appears to be an initiation…
Villa of the Papyri
Sep 11, 2018 • 24 min
The Villa of the Papyri is close to the town of Herculaneum, and one of the most luxurious houses in the Bay of Naples. It takes its name from its valuable library, the only surviving example from antiquity which exists in its entirety. Guest: Dr Sonya…