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Members Maritime Series: An Archaeologists Diary - Interpreting Pompeii wit...
Mon. 3 April 2017, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEST
In preparation for the exhibition 'A Day in Pompeii' held at Melbourne Museum in 2009, Patrick Greene spent a total of six weeks in Pompeii. Working with the Italian archaeologists, he was given access to all the parts of the ancient city that are usually inaccessible and was able to return with a comprehensive set of images, some of which are used in the Maritime Museum’s Pompeii exhibition. In his talk he will take us to Pompeii, Herculaneum and villas of the wealthy Romans that overlooked the Bay of Naple - all of which were buried when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.
Patrick Greene is an archaeologist who recently retired as CEO of Museums Victoria. At a much earlier stage of his career he was Deputy Director of excavations on the site of Saxon Shore fort of Portchester Castle, a base for the Roman navy, Classis Britannica, on Portsmouth Harbour in the South of England.
Includes: afternoon tea.
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