Review of “The Other Pompeii: Life & Death in Herculaneum” (2013)

Moving picture, 55 minutes

Seen in 2019.

The archaeology of Herculaneum, from legal records of remarkable social mobility to stunning mosaics of the local seafood to the experts who’ve spent the preceding decade studying that seafood as human excrement.

For a serious documentary without any dramatizations at all, it brings the place alive remarkably well, slavery and all.

References here: The Last Hours of Pompeii (2020).

moving picture non-fiction