The University of Sydney's work with the Pompeii Cast Project
The University of Sydney's work with the Pompeii Cast Project utilises the latest developments in digital imaging and scientific analysis to understand the human victims of the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD 79, challenging the superimposed lives and personalities of these victims of a mass disaster on the basis of circumstantial and presumptive evidence. The University of Sydney's researchers have set aside these myths to discover what can actually be known about these victims, ensuring throughout the process that we give these people the respect they deserve as humans who were killed in a tragedy nearly 2000 years ago.
The University of Sydney's research is led by Dr Estelle Lazer and Associate Professor Kathryn Welch. The University's research team draws on the expertise of many specialists from around the world to image and study the plaster casts and encased remains uncovered at Pompeii. To date the archaeological investigations of the ancient town have recorded over 1000 victims with 103 casts made during the excavation process.
Show your support today via making a donation to support the University of Sydney's work with the Pompeii Cast Project. 100% of your donation will go directly to the project (with no administrative fees) and could assist with the cost of fieldwork, analysis of the data, and enabling our highly skilled team of volunteers to deliver prompt publication of our results.