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Festival of the Lost Cities


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The Herculaneum Society at the Festival of the Lost Cities hosted by Cheney School

The East Oxford Community Classics Centre has developed into a very successful classics hub for school pupils and the Oxfordshire community. Also the Herculaneum Society supports its efforts and was delighted to participate in the event headlined 'Festival of the Lost Cities' with its own stall. Certainly, at a festival focusing on lost cities, the Herculaneum Society must pay tribute to its name and bring to life the lost city again.

The festival took place on 18 January 2016 and was very well attended. There was a huge range of performances, talks, and stands, all encompassing the subject of lost ancient cities and related themes. The Herculaneum Society devotes itself, in all possible ways, to the promotion, exploration, and study of this lost and rediscovered town. We were grateful for the possibility to inform the numerous visitors about Herculaneum and the aims of our society, thereby taking papyri into account and presenting the It was an extraordinary pleasure for us to contribute to this exceptional event and we hope to repeat the experience in the future.

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Pupils participating in the festival of lost cities

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Krystyna observing pupils who are taking a quiz about Herculaneum she herself conducted

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Herculaneum - definitely the place to be for young Roman citizens

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Kilian, member of the society introduces interested people to the

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Crowded like the streets of Herculaneum must have been when mount Vesuvius erupted

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There are never enough hours in the day, but the Herculaneum Society will be back!

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