Cities of Vesuvius: Issues of Conservation and Reconstruction
Pompeii and Herculaneum
Reconstructing and Conserving the Past – Issues of Conservation and Reconstruction
Here are our top resources relating to the conservation and reconstruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum. These projects range from the renowned ‘Great Pompeii Project’ to smaller international efforts such as the work being done by Lund University.
- Prof Ray Laurence's presentation "Pompeii: Reconstructing and Conserving the Past – UNESCO, Pompeii and HSC Ancient History PDF, 2924.77 KB", delivered at the 2018 Macquarie Ancient History Teachers Conference, Reimagining the Ancient World. A Methodological Perspective on the New Syllabus.
- Wallace, A., (2013), ‘Presenting Pompeii: Steps towards Reconciling Conservation and Tourism at an Ancient Site’, Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 22, p.115-136.
- Pompeii Sustainable Preservation Project
- Pitts, M. (2013), “Pompeii: past, present and future” BBC Science Focus 14 March 2013.
- Valsecchi, M.C. (2011), “Pompeii is Crumbling – Can It Be Saved?” National Geographic 8 November 2011.
- Mann, E. (2016), “Lost Cities #4: Pompeii was preserved by disaster. Now it risks ruin all over again” The Guardian 11 August 2016.
- Viviano, F. (2016), “Bringing the Ghostly City of Pompeii Back to Life” National Geographic 8 April 2016.
- Grande Progetto Pompei – The Great Pompeii Project is a $140 million conservation and restoration project you can check out the progress of the project at the website above.
- ‘Researchers reconstruct house in ancient Pompeii using 3D technology’ – Lund University
- The Swedish Pompeii Project
- Lidz, F. (2019), “The New Treasures of Pompeii” Smithsonian Magazine September 2019
- Lobell, J.A. (2014), “Saving the Villa of the Mysteries” Archaeology March/April 2014