WHERE WOULD YOU DIG? In the interview with Mary Beard, Richard Abowitz asks her where she would dig if all the practical difficulties disappeared. Her answer is: “Iâ€™m extremely interested in the penumbra of buildings just outside a city.” She thinks that Rome must have been like third world cities today, with squatter camps outside the walls. “These are of course very, very difficult to trace, archaeologically, because theyâ€™re going to be tents, theyâ€™re going to be little huts…. I just wonder if thatâ€™s true. And Iâ€™d like to know.”
I checked with Annalisa and she confirmed that, if she could dig anywhere, it would be in the area around Stonehenge.
If I could dig anywhere, it would be Herculaneum, but I would have to have a magic wand to clear away the obstacles (as I posted here, the scrolls at Herculaneum crumble when you try to open them.).