Sunday, June 14, 2009

DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME, but wanted to update you briefly. Instead of reading papers, I went on a whim with some other attenders to Pompeii and spent a few hours there. The conference started in the evening. Highlights were presentations by Esti Eshel about two new Aramaic fragments of 1 Enoch (found on the antiquities market but attributed to Qumran) and by Joost Hagen on the new Coptic fragments of 2 Enoch.

Pompeii photos:

The Forum

Fresco Mosaic in the "House of the Fawn"

Mount Vesuvius as seen from Pompeii

We'll be going to Herculaneum and Vesuvius on Tuesday.

Times up for now!