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Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski

Born 1910-07-10 York, NE (USA)

Died 2008-12-24
Silver Spring, MD (USA)

Jashemski did extensive research on Pompeii and excavated there from 1964 forward. Her work there involved scholarly investigations of ancient gardens. Stanley was her photographer and together they produced over 30,000 photos.
From 1961 to 1983 she directed the University of Maryland's digs . By 1980 she had excavated 600 ancient gardens and received an honorary Doctors of Humanities degree from University of Nebraska.

Quote:
"Life is still much the same. Did you know I have never found a garden in Pompeii that did not have a dog?"

Places Lived

York, NE
Walthill, NE
Chicago, IL
Indianapolis, IN
St. Charles, MO
College Park, MD
Silver Spring, MD
Greece
Italy

Author Of

  • Nonfiction

Keywords

Archaeology; Gardening in Antiquity; Garden Archaeology

Education

A.B., 1931, York College
M.A., 1933, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
PhD. in Ancient History (specializing in Roman Law), 1942, University of Chicago

Occupation

Instructor in Ancient History, Latin, Greek
Associate
Professor
Professor

Places Worked

Indiana Central College
Lindenwood College, Missouri
University of Maryland

Honors

Tatiana Warsher Award in Archaeology, American Academy, Rome, 1968
National Endowment for the Humanities senior fellowship, 1968-1969
National Endowment for the Humanities research grants,1972-1974
Phi Beta Kappa

Associations

American Historical Association
Archaeological Institute of America
American Philological Association
Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies
Association Internatonale d'Epigraphie Latine
American Associa tion of University Professors

Bibliography

The Origins and History of the Proconsular and Propraetorian Imperium. 1950.
Letters From Pompeii. 1963 (youth book illustrated by S. Jashemski)
Pompeii and the Region Destroyed By Vesuvius in A.D. 79. 1965. (illustrated by S. Jashemski)
The Gardens of Pompeii, Herculaneum.
And Stabiae.

Contributor to:
Archaeology
Natural History
History Today
Classical Journal
American Journal of Archaeology
American Journal of Science

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