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Season 2010 Episode 0212

Romancing the Bones: Pop Culture's Impact on Archaeology

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Romancing the Bones: Pop Culture's Impact on Archaeology
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When Mount Vesuvius exploded over Pompeii, it preserved an amazingly detailed record of everyday life in the ancient world. Unsurprisingly, when archaeologists began excavating the site in the eighteenth century, their discoveries inspired the imaginations of hundreds of writers, painters and architects.Archaeologist Estelle Lazer spent years working in Pompeii, and discovered that these romantic stories and images were not always true to the evidence.moreless
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