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A well-preserved chariot discovered in Pompeii has been described as an "extraordinary find" and has iron wheels, bronze and tin decorations and mineralized wood.

Eric Poehler Discusses Unearthed ‘Lamborghini’ of Chariots on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

During the February 27, 2021 episode of NPR’s All Things Considered, Eric Poehler, associate professor in the classics department at UMass Amherst, discussed an ornate, ceremonial chariot, newly unearthed at the excavation site of the ancient Roman city Pompeii. It is the first of its kind to be discovered. Poehler, who is an expert in the traffic systems and vehicles of Pompeii, says he was “astounded” by the discovery.

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Public Engagement Project Names Rebecca Lorimer Leonard 2021 Faculty Fellow

Monday, March 1, 2021

The Public Engagement Project (PEP) at UMass Amherst recently announced the 2021 Public Engagement Faculty Fellows. Seven UMass faculty members from across seven departments and six colleges will draw on their substantial research records to impact policy, the work of practitioners and public debates. Among this cohort is Rebecca Lorimer Leonard, associate professor of English and director of the UMass Amherst Writing Program.

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