I learned a lot of new and fascinating information.
I have been to Pompeii and read a few books on the city, life in the city, and its destruction and yet I learned a lot from this talk. Dr. Helena Meskanen obviously has very deep knowledge in this topic and she put together a very well planned presentation. She really made the history come alive but she also talked to us about very recent discoveries, theories, etc. I thought the presentation was interesting and would highly recommend it.
Well-conceived, well-organized, well focused, and well illustrated. As an active archeologist, Helena balances theory and practice, history and story in her presentation. She is admirably comfortable acknowledging what we do not know with certainty.
Having toured both Pompeii and Herculaneum, it was great learning new things about these sites from someone with first-hand information! We'll be back there again, with a deeper appreciation for what we're looking at. Thanks for this!
Well organized, very informative, a knowledgeable presenter.