Friday, March 26, 2010

A Ride Up Vesuvius

A Don's Life, the blog of Professor Mary Beard of Cambridge, is a surprisingly funny and straight-forward look at academia and all things Roman. The latest post is on a documentary of Pompeii that she is consulting on. As someone who is used to being on the entertainment end of such things, it's really interesting to get the opposite point of view. I think my favorite part is where she talks about being able to try on jewelry that was actually worn by the Pompeiians. Enjoy!


  1. *Drool* Pompeiian jewellery is so beautiful! I am so, so envious that she got to try it on!

  2. Me too! I guess that's what happens when you have the monetary backing of the film industry and the mental clout of expertise on your side.