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Out of the ashes : recovering the lost library of Herculaneum

Author: Julie Walker, director.Scott ShurianBiblioteca nazionale (Naples, Italy)Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts.Capware Tecnologie per la Cultura (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [Provo, Utah] : BYU Creative Works, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen formatView all editions and formats
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"When the eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 A.D., it not only froze an ancient civilization, it also preserved the only surviving library from antiquity. For 250 years, scholars have struggled to unroll and read a collection of 1,800 carbonized and crumbling papyrus scrolls found in the wealthy Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum. In the 21st century, promising new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus; Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Walker, director.; Scott Shurian; Biblioteca nazionale (Naples, Italy); Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts.; Capware Tecnologie per la Cultura (Firm); KBYU-TV (Television station : Provo, Utah); BYU Television (Provo, Utah); BYU Creative Works (Firm)
ISBN: 0842525521 9780842525527
OCLC Number: 54663260
Language Note: Narration in English or Italian; optional subtitles in English or Italian. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced for public television in 2003.
Special features: brief commentaries by classical scholars (Gianluca Del Mastro, Marcello Gigante, The Herculaneum Society, David Armstrong, Catherine Atherton, Antonio De Simone, Richard Janko); slide show (18 images, photographed by Mark Philbrick).
Credits: Director of photography, Brian Wilcox ; editor, Christopher Rawson ; music composer, Sam Cardon ; content specialist, Roger T. Macfarlane.
Performer(s): English narration, Scott Shurian.
Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; 5.1 surround sound.
Other Titles: Recovering the lost library of Herculaneum
Responsibility: produced in association with Biblioteca Nazionale "Vittorio Emanuele III", the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts, Capware Tecnologie per la Cultura ; produced, written and directed by Julie Walker ; a KBYU/BYU Television production.

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"When the eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 A.D., it not only froze an ancient civilization, it also preserved the only surviving library from antiquity. For 250 years, scholars have struggled to unroll and read a collection of 1,800 carbonized and crumbling papyrus scrolls found in the wealthy Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum. In the 21st century, promising new multi-spectral imaging technologies (enlisted by the National Library in Naples and Brigham Young University) reveal text that has not been seen for 2,000 years. As archaeologists examine the partially excavated Villa of the Papyri, a new question emerges: Is there another library still buried at Herculaneum?"--Container.

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