About the Author

MA, BA Dip Ed.

Mellissa has been teaching senior history in both public and Catholic schools across NSW for over fifteen years. She has a teaching degree in History and English and a Masters in Ancient History from Macquarie University. Her Masters Thesis was on the tomb gardens of Pompeii.

Mellissa has been involved in a number of archaeological projects across the world, including Pompeii, Cyprus and Australia, and has given a public lecture at Macquarie University on the excavations at Pompeii.