The wonderful documentary Pompeiis Final Hours with host Bettany Hughes, filmed last year, is being replayed on SBS. It features the CT scanning and research undertaken by Estelle and the team at the local hospital in Pompeii in 2017. Watch online here: www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/pompeiis-final-hours-new-evidence
Update from: Dianne Harper, Chifley College Senior Campus
Chifley College Senior Campus is excited to announce that we have partnered with Chester Hill High School and Sydney University, including Dr Estelle Lazer and Associate Professor Kathryn Welch, to better understand the human victims of the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD79. The Pompeii Cast Project sets out to challenge the myths about the lives and personalities of these victims of a mass disaster, and use the latest developments in digital imaging and scientific analysis to discover what can actually be known about these victims.
Terri Katsikaros and Dianne Harper are passionate and experienced teachers of Ancient History, with a particular interest in widening participation opportunities for students from low socio economic backgrounds.
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