Date for your UK diaries: 1 October.
Chance to see Andrew Wallace-Hadrill talking about Herculaneum and his latest book at the Lichfield Literary Festival:
"In AD 79, the volcano Vesuvius erupted, burying the cities of Pompeii
and Herculaneum under ash and rock, and leaving them remarkably well
preserved for centuries. While Pompeii has been extensively written
about and popularized, the remains of its sister city, a smaller yet
wealthier community close to the sea, are less widely known, but they
have yielded spectacular archaeological evidence.
Herculaneum is based on the latest excavation work and incorporates
much new material that has revolutionized our understanding of the site.
It is the definitive overview of what we know and understand about
Herculaneum, of what is still unknown and mysterious, and of the
potential for future discoveries in both archaeological and political