Ancient Pompeii a...
Follow
Find
162 views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Ancient History Core Study
onto Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum
Scoop.it!

Restoration starts at crumbling ancient city of Pompeii

Restoration starts at crumbling ancient city of Pompeii | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
ROME -- Conservation work at the crumbling ancient Roman city of Pompeii began Wednesday, a day after police announced a corruption probe into previous restoration work at the site.

Via David Connolly, Liv Locascio
Evie Masterton's insight:
hey liv nice scoop!
more...
David Connolly's curator insight, February 7, 2013 2:14 AM

Corruption and conservation...  a heady mix!

From around the web

Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Ancient History @ SSC
Scoop.it!

Pompeii restorer Annamaria Cavaco accused of fraud - BBC News

Pompeii restorer Annamaria Cavaco accused of fraud - BBC News | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
BBC News
Pompeii restorer Annamaria Cavaco accused of fraud
BBC News
A former restorer of Pompeii is under house arrest on corruption charges, Italian police have said.

Via Jeanette Carroll
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Pompeii and Herculaneum
Scoop.it!

The last days of Pompeii and Herculaneum - Emit Repoons on a ...

The last days of Pompeii and Herculaneum - Emit Repoons on a ... | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
At 1 p.m. on August 24, A.D. 79 Vesuvius erupted And after nine hours of pain and agony Pompeii and Herculaneum were put out of their misery. An eye witness Pliny wrote about the event of that horrible day.

Via Emmanuel Karayiannis
more...
Emmanuel Karayiannis's curator insight, December 13, 2012 8:23 PM

Info re. the last days of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Matthew Ganibi's curator insight, October 27, 2013 5:03 PM

Pompeii, a city devastated by the eruption of Vesuvius.

Rescooped by Evie Masterton from History, Geography and new technologies
Scoop.it!

Herculaneum – the other town buried by Vesuvius: interactive

Herculaneum – the other town buried by Vesuvius: interactive | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
Some of the objects to survive the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79 heading to the British Museum were so recently excavated that dark volcanic clay still clings to them

Via Giovanni Della Peruta
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Archaeology
Scoop.it!

Pompeii and Herculaneum: two ordinary cities with an extraordinary story

Pompeii and Herculaneum: two ordinary cities with an extraordinary story | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it

David Prudames, British Museum In AD 79, late in the year, two cities – Herculaneum and Pompeii – along with various small towns, villages, and farms in the south of Italy were wiped out in just 24...


Via Rene Nieuwenhuizen
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Italia Mia
Scoop.it!

Italy - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Italy - UNESCO World Heritage Centre | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it

The World Heritage List includes 962 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.
These include 745 cultural , 188 natural and 29 mixed properties in 157 States Parties. As of September 2012, 190 States Parties have ratified the World Heritage Convention.

Italian Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List (47)Cultural

18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex (1997)Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy (2003)Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia (1998)Archaeological Area of Agrigento (1997)Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata (1997)Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites (2000)Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua (1997)Castel del Monte (1996)Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena (1997)Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Italy Maria delle Grazie with "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci (1980)Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological Sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula (1998)City of Verona (2000)City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto (1994)Costiera Amalfitana (1997)Crespi d'Adda (1995)Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna (1996)Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia (2004)Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta (1995)Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli (2006)Historic Centre of Florence (1982)Historic Centre of Naples (1995)Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura (1980)Historic Centre of San Gimignano (1990)Historic Centre of Siena (1995)Historic Centre of the City of Pienza (1996)Historic Centre of Urbino (1998)Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily) (2002)Longobards in Italy. Places of the Power (568-774 A.D.) (2011)Mantua and Sabbioneta (2008)Piazza del Duomo, Pisa (1987)Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) (1997)Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps (2011)Residences of the Royal House of Savoy (1997)Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes (2008)Rock Drawings in Valcamonica (1979)Su Nuraxi di Barumini (1997)Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica (2005)The Trulli of Alberobello (1996)The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera (1993)Val d'Orcia (2004)Venice and its Lagoon (1987)Villa Adriana (Tivoli) (1999)Villa d'Este, Tivoli (2001)Villa Romana del Casale (1997)

Natural

Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands) (2000)Monte San Giorgio (2003)The Dolomites (2009)


Click for the Properties submitted on the Tentative List (41)




Via Mariano Pallottini
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Italia Mia
Scoop.it!

Ancient Graffiti At Pompei: Early Wall Posts And Political Slogans

Ancient Graffiti At Pompei: Early Wall Posts And Political Slogans | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it

A study conducted on the graffiti found on Pompeii’s walls reveals it was an early form of political campaigning and social networking.
The Ancient Roman city was covered in ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Much of the graffiti on the ancient city’s walls is preserved in remarkable detail.
Research conducted by archaeologist Eeva-Maria Viitanen, a post-doctoral researcher at Finland’s University of Helsinki, shows that Pompeii homeowners had some control over who scrawled on the walls of their houses. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in Seattle, she explained that graffiti was scratched into the stucco walls, written with charcoal, or in many cases even created by professional painters hired for political campaigns.
Viitanen is a project manager and co-ordinator for the Pompeii Project of the University of Helsinki. She examined more than 1,000 political messages found on walls in three areas of Pompeii.
She discovered that in 40% of cases, political adverts were placed on the walls of the homes belonging to the wealthy, which is notable given their homes were outnumbered by shops, bars and the dwellings inhabited by the city’s poor. Viitanen hazarded a guess why, saying: “Bars were probably more populated, but could their customers read and would they vote?”
Viitanen suggested the rich Ancient Romans were happy to allow their lavish homes to be used as prime advertising space for political slogans aimed at drumming up votes for political candidates during electoral campaigns. Such permission may have even signalled an endorsement. Viitanen told the journal ‘LiveScience’: “The facades of the private houses and even the street walks in front of them were controlled and maintained by the owner of the house, and in that respect, the idea that the wall space could be appropriated by anyone who wanted to do it seems unlikely.”
The archaeologist found that the majority of political ads are in areas that were likely to get most traffic, and consequently guaranteed exposure and targeted an audience. She told ‘Live Science’ that the slogans were simple, perhaps saying that a named candidate was “worthy of public office” or “a good man”. However, in a nod to early spin and the bella figura, she revealed that one candidate boasted of his ability to bake bread.
The political slogans are not the only type of graffiti found in Pompeii. The Ancient Roman citizens scribbled thousands of messages on the city’s walls, including literary quotes and greetings to friends, suggesting there was a thriving form of social networking centuries before Facebook was invented.


Via Mariano Pallottini
more...
Andrew Hernandez's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:17 PM

the link to the site is broken, but the info is written on here

Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Ancient History Core Study
Scoop.it!

Restoration starts at crumbling ancient city of Pompeii

Restoration starts at crumbling ancient city of Pompeii | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
ROME -- Conservation work at the crumbling ancient Roman city of Pompeii began Wednesday, a day after police announced a corruption probe into previous restoration work at the site.

Via David Connolly, Liv Locascio
Evie Masterton's insight:
hey liv nice scoop!
more...
David Connolly's curator insight, February 7, 2013 2:14 AM

Corruption and conservation...  a heady mix!

Scooped by Evie Masterton
Scoop.it!

Another 'Collapse' at Pompeii | rogueclassicism

Another 'Collapse' at Pompeii | rogueclassicism | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
This time, it's one of those things the fullones did their work in ... only source so far seems to be Napoli.com: Ancora un crollo nell'area archeologica degli scavi di Pompei. A cedere stavolta è una vasca della fullonica, ...
Evie Masterton's insight:
terrible!
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Women: Relationships, alcohol, porn, lesbians, masturbation, swinging, fantasy, female sex predators and orgasm
Scoop.it!

Roman erotica lacks a sense of sin

Roman erotica lacks a sense of sin | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
Jonathan Jones: The British Museum's Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition displays plenty of erotic art, but to modern eyes it misses that essential naughty element

Via JW
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Scoop.it!

British Museum reunites Roman marble panels split for 2,000 years

British Museum reunites Roman marble panels split for 2,000 years | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
Panels from a seaside mansion at Herculaneum, which like Pompeii was overwhelmed by Vesuvius in AD79, go on display

Via Deanna Dahlsad
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Archaeology Articles and Books
Scoop.it!

Ancient Roman paintings, Theatrical Woman masks, Pompeii

Ancient Roman paintings, Theatrical Woman masks, Pompeii | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it

Females from antiquity


Via Eunice Ayala, Olivia Jane, David Connolly
Evie Masterton's insight:

Really gr8 stuff

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Pompeii and Herculaneum
Scoop.it!

Falling beam at Pompeii provokes outrage - Telegraph

Falling beam at Pompeii provokes outrage  - Telegraph | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it

A beam collapsed inside an ancient villa at Pompeii at the weekend provoking a fresh outcry over the future of one of the world's most famous archaeological sites.


Via Jeanette Carroll, Alexandra Nalpantidis
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from AncientHistory@CHHS 2012-13
Scoop.it!

The Reconstruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum . The Great British Art Debate

The Reconstruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum . The Great British Art Debate | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
The Great British Art Debate. What does art mean to you?

Via Jack Wilson
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Death in the ancient world
Scoop.it!

Bones of the victims at Roman Herculaneum | HeritageDaily – Latest ...

Bones of the victims at Roman Herculaneum | HeritageDaily – Latest ... | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
Since mortuary practices involve the interpretation of material customs, social relations, cultural principles and the human body, they represent an array of disciplines (Rakita et al., 2008). All of these disciplines offer valuable ...

Via Kevin Kaatz
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Ancient Stones Unturned
Scoop.it!

Major show reveals life in Pompeii and Herculaneum | UK | News | Daily Express

Major show reveals life in Pompeii and Herculaneum | UK | News | Daily Express | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
THE WOMAN clutches her purse, the final possession she grabbed as she fled in terror. Money could not help her, however. Indeed nothing could save her when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.

Via Larkworthy Antfarm
more...
Larkworthy Antfarm's curator insight, May 26, 2013 2:11 PM

"I know now that woman and painting and season are almost one
and all beyond the saving..."

 

Linda Pastan

http://shenandoahliterary.org/blog/2011/09/linda-pastan-ethics/

Matthew Ganibi's curator insight, October 27, 2013 5:08 PM

Archaeology has a great impact on our understanding of ancient civilizations. Thanks to archaeology, we can improve our understanding on the way people in Pompeii lived.

Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Archaeology News
Scoop.it!

Herculaneum’s Ruins Are Revived by Philanthropy

Herculaneum’s Ruins Are Revived by Philanthropy | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
Herculaneum, despite having Pompeii as its neighbor, has become a textbook case of successful archaeological conservation.

Via island, David Connolly
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Archaeology News
Scoop.it!

Pompeii Is Crumbling—Can It Be Saved?

Pompeii Is Crumbling—Can It Be Saved? | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
Collapses highlight "critical" situation, but site is "absolutely safe for tourists."

Last month, part of a major wall came tumbling down in Pompeii, the ancient Roman city frozen in time by a f...

Via Leggo Tung Lei, Olivia Jane, David Connolly
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Ancient History Core Study
Scoop.it!

HowStuffWorks "Mount Vesuvius History: Pompeii and Herculaneum"

HowStuffWorks "Mount Vesuvius History: Pompeii and Herculaneum" | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
Scientists predict that the next eruption of Mount Vesuvius will be violent. Find out what damage could be done if Mount Vesuvius erupts.

Via Kristi LeCren, Liv Locascio
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from My Umbrella Cockatoo, TIKI
Scoop.it!

Pompeii: The Mystery Of People Frozen In Time - History Documentary

Pompeii: The Mystery Of People Frozen In Time - History Documentary In a one off landmark drama documentary for BBC One, Dr Margaret Mountford presents Pompe...

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
more...
Elyzia Menounos's curator insight, August 20, 2013 9:36 PM

i love documentaries!!

Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Ancient Origins of Science
Scoop.it!

Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum – review - The Guardian

Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum – review - The Guardian | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum – review
The Guardian
...

Via Ruby Carat
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Evie Masterton from Italia Mia
Scoop.it!

International Competition Calls For Ideas To Revitalise Pompeii

International Competition Calls For Ideas To Revitalise Pompeii | Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it

The Italian government and the town of Pompeii have launched an international competition in an effort to develop the town’s tourism attractions.

Called ‘99 Ideas Call for Pompeii’, the competition is being promoted by the Minister for Territorial Cohesion Fabrizio Barca, the Minister for Cultural Heritage and Affairs Lorenzo Ornaghi and the Municipality of Pompeii. Its goal is to develop Pompeii by building on its two major attractions: the archaeological site and Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary that has become a point of pilgrimage. Competition entrants are requested to submit proposals on realising the potential of the two attractions and their possible synergies with other local assets with the aim of rendering the town more attractive, welcoming and visible, and increasing the competitiveness of the local tourism and heritage industry.

Proposals can cover various themes including how to extend visitors’ stay by identifying additional attractions, promoting initiatives concerning attractions; developing local traditions such as handicrafts, improving the level of quality of service and infrastructure for visitors, developing the adjacent areas and providing services to the two major attractions, and promoting initiatives to secure the participation of citizens in the governance process and planning of projects.

The competition is open to interested parties such as professionals, academics and stakeholders acting individually or in association from Italy or abroad. It remains open until 15 April. Entrants can submit ideas at the www.99ideas.it website.


Via Mariano Pallottini
more...
No comment yet.