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Archaeology Part of Humanities

Repopulating Pompeii: New excavations at the necropolis of Porta Nola Seminar

27 October 2016
John Wymer Lab Building 65a Avenue Campus Faculty of Humanities

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Alex Pryor at .

Event details

This seminar is part of the Archaeology Seminar Series

First discovered at the turn of the 20th century, the necropolis of Porta Nola at Pompeii lies on an important thoroughfare between the city and the nearby city of Nola. Despite the presence of several important funerary monuments, including the tombs of Obellius Firmus and Aesquilia Polla, the area remains relatively unknown. In 2015 the British School at Rome, the Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Doctores y Licenciados en Letras y Ciencias de Valencia y Castellón and the Museo de Prehistoria de Valencia began an ambitious new project combining osteology, excavation and conservation to better understand the population who were buried and commemorated at the necropolis, as well as those who were caught fleeing in the eruption of AD 79. This paper will introduce the preliminary results of the ongoing research project.

Undergraduate students are especially welcome to attend.

Speaker information

Stephen Kay , British School of Rome. Field Director

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