Estelle Lazer was on Australian radio yesterday talking about her book, Resurrecting Pompeii. And we can all listen to her - this is the link!
And here is the interview blurb:
Official excavations of Pompeii began in 1748, and until the late twentieth century there was continued emphasis on art and architectural history as a research priority. For some years now, Estelle Lazer has been studying the skeletal remains of the victims of the eruption of Mt Vesuvius, bones that were previously used as props for the entertainment of visiting dignitaries.