Friday, 27 February 2009

Nancy Pelosi visita gli Scavi di Ercolano

And back to the subject of famous visitors to the excavations (which by now you should realise fascinates me!), last Thursday (21st Feb 2009) the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, visited Herculaneum. Her entourage wasn't as big as Pius IX's, and excavations weren't staged for her entertainment, but she was accompanied by Gaetano Daniele (the mayor), Maria Paola Guidobaldi (the director of the excavations) and Andrew Wallace Hadrill (who needs no introduction!). You can watch the visit on UTube.

3 comments:

Lea Cline said...

Typical...anyone *important* needs a retinue of thousands! I hoped she learned something new...

Steven Ellis said...

Looks like she missed the memo about wearing high heels...

Jo Berry said...

I just discovered that you can also see the visit of the Chinese Ambassador to Herculaneum on UTube (about 9 months ago)! Freaky accompanying music, too.

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