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Dr Estelle Lazer - ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler

Dr Estelle Lazer - ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Sydney University Archeologist Dr Estelle Lazer has spent much of her time knee-deep in the bones of the citizens of Pompeii.

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Italian Bureaucracy Threatens Pompeii

Italian Bureaucracy Threatens Pompeii | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Conservationists warn that the city is dangerously exposed to the elements and poorly served by the red tape, lack of strategic planning and limited personnel of the site’s troubled management.

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The Ancient Graffiti Project: Pompeii and Herculaneum

The Ancient Graffiti Project: Pompeii and Herculaneum | Ancient History | Scoop.it
This new and progressing project will catalogue online the inscribed and scratched graffiti on the walls of Pompeii and Herculaneum. At the moment it focuses on Region 1 Insula 8. Visit the site, then search the database, or click on Reg.

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Cambridge's Mary Beard goes face to face with victims of Pompeii for new BBC documentary

Cambridge's Mary Beard goes face to face with victims of Pompeii for new BBC documentary | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Cambridge classicist Mary Beard returns to our television screens this week as she takes a step into the "ghoulish" past of one of the ancient world's most famous ruins.

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Elton John to rock Pompeii's Roman amphitheatre

Elton John to rock Pompeii's Roman amphitheatre | Ancient History | Scoop.it
British singer Sir Elton John will play an unusual concert this summer, inside an ancient Roman amphitheatre of Pompeii.
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The UnPopular Opinion: Alexander

The UnPopular Opinion: Alexander | Ancient History | Scoop.it
THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the
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Alexander the Great: Good for the Jews?

Alexander the Great: Good for the Jews? | Ancient History | Scoop.it
While the conqueror is still seen as being good for the Jews, his death brought about a tough new era.
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Rescue of Ancient Ruin of Pompeii Follows New Plan

Rescue of Ancient Ruin of Pompeii Follows New Plan | Ancient History | Scoop.it
The ancient town destroyed by Vesuvius is undergoing renewed rescue efforts.
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Preservation work on Pompeii’s frozen victims of a volcanic eruption reveal the loving last moments of a mansion’s children

Preservation work on Pompeii’s frozen victims of a volcanic eruption reveal the loving last moments of a mansion’s children | Ancient History | Scoop.it
THE earth shook. The air burned. A terrified little boy scrambled for the safety of his mother’s lap. Now, more than 2000 years later, he’s finally emerged from his tragic embrace in the buried city of Pompeii.
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Teen stole Pompeii roof tile 'to sell and buy an iPhone'

Teen stole Pompeii roof tile 'to sell and buy an iPhone' | Ancient History | Scoop.it
The 16-year-old was only stopped in his tracks when an American tourist spotted him trying to pack the artefact into his rucksack while visiting the historic city of Pompeii in Italy.
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Pompeii Restoration Finally Underway - artnet News

Pompeii Restoration Finally Underway - artnet News | Ancient History | Scoop.it
New funding and leadership set to ensure future of Italy's second most popular tourist destination, Pompeii, looted by Neapolitan mafia and badly mismanaged.
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Pompeii Made It Through a Volcano, but Can It Survive Vandals?

Pompeii Made It Through a Volcano, but Can It Survive Vandals? | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Thieves are chipping away at the remains of archaeological and cultural wonders, removing prieceless artifacts piece by piece. Can Italy stop the ruins from being ruined forever?
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BBC Two - Horizon, 1997-1998, The Curse of Vesuvius, Vesuvius eruption reconstruction

BBC Two - Horizon, 1997-1998, The Curse of Vesuvius, Vesuvius eruption reconstruction | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Find out how the people of Herculaneum and Pompeii died.

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British Museum beams Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition live to Sunderland cinema

British Museum beams Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition live to Sunderland cinema | Ancient History | Scoop.it
HISTORY will rise from the ashes when the first live broadcast of Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum is screened at the Sunderland Empire.

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How Pompeii brought ancient Roman wine back to life

How Pompeii brought ancient Roman wine back to life | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Made from ancient grape varieties grown in Pompeii, 'Villa dei Misteri' has to be one of the world's most exclusive wines.
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Tourists are finishing what the volcano started in Pompeii

Tourists are finishing what the volcano started in Pompeii | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Pompeii is facing another explosive threat — cruise ship tourists, who are destroying the ancient site as they traipse en masse through it, according to a United Nations official.

"Cruise tourists are wearing out the ruins of Pompeii. The entrance steps of the Temple of Apollo, in particular, have been ruined by the influx of tourists,” UNESCO official Adele Lagi said at a conference held by the nonprofit group I Love Pompeii.

Lagi said visitors should be diverted to other nearby archaeological sites, which are just as impressive but less crowded.

By contrast, about 3 million tourists trample through Pompeii every year.

"Tourists should know that there’s an untapped potential: Herculaneum receives 300,000 visits annually, the Villa Poppea only 30,000,” she said.

The conference was held to discuss the planned railroad hub at Pompeii that would connect the ruins to major Italian cities and other archaeological sites.

An I Love Pompeii spokesman said the rail hub could "bring great benefit not just to Pompeii but to other sites in the area," by distributing the flow of tourists more evenly among the key sites, the site reported.

But a press spokesman from the site there was no need to turn tourists away from Pompeii.



"High numbers of tourists concentrated in a single place does cause damage, but the way to avoid that is to redirect the itineraries within Pompeii and promote different parts of the site, such as the exhibitions and less-visited areas," she said.

Pompeii, once a thriving Roman city, was buried by ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
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Visitors get to see more ancient homes at Pompeii

Visitors get to see more ancient homes at Pompeii | Ancient History | Scoop.it
world news - Five newly restored houses which were once buried under the volcanic ash of mount Vesuvius can now be seen in the ruins of the ancient Roman city of
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This week in history: Young Alexander the Great triumphs at Chaeronea

This week in history: Young Alexander the Great triumphs at Chaeronea | Ancient History | Scoop.it
On or around Aug. 2, 338 B.C., Philip II's army won the battle of Chaeronea, cementing the new Macedonian hegemony over Greece. The victory owed much to 16-year-old Alexander the Great.
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Pompeii wall collapses, despite new conservation initiative

Pompeii wall collapses, despite new conservation initiative | Ancient History | Scoop.it
A 2,000-year old wall surrounding an ancient villa at Pompeii has collapsed – just two weeks after the Italian government launched a 105 million euro project (£86 million) to save the precious archaeological site.
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Pompeii guard dog mosaic back on show - BBC News

Pompeii guard dog mosaic back on show - BBC News | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Tourists can see a vivid Roman dog mosaic at Pompeii again, despite Italy's conservation problems there.
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Pompeii's Conservation Issues Continue with Recent Landslide

Pompeii's Conservation Issues Continue with Recent Landslide | Ancient History | Scoop.it
Some cities just can't catch a break.
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Pompeii survives bumpy restoration saga - The Local

Pompeii survives bumpy restoration saga  - The Local | Ancient History | Scoop.it
The ancient city of Pompeii is rising from the ashes again in a happy end to a long, sometimes gruelling restoration saga - despite the worst that Italy's mafia and bureaucracy could throw at it.
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Nihil-Novi.Net: Down Pompeii: emergency meeting called after collapses in ancient city

Nihil-Novi.Net: Down Pompeii: emergency meeting called after collapses in ancient city | Ancient History | Scoop.it
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