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Pompei seen through the eyes of a Vintage Fashion Blogger

Pompei seen through the eyes of a Vintage Fashion Blogger | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
A post filled with photos of my trip to the ancient city Pompeii. An absolute must visit if you're ever in the South of Italy!
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This is happen when a "vintage fashion blogger" visits Pompeii: A post filled with lots of photos about an absolute "must visit" destination in the South of Italy!

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"Little Pompeii" Discovered Near Venice

"Little Pompeii" Discovered Near Venice | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
A well-preserved ancient Roman funerary complex was discovered at an archeological dig 70 km northeast of Venice
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Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Day Trip from Rome by Walks of Italy

Visit Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast all in one day from Rome! This day trip helps you maximize your time and see far more than you could on your own. After being picked up in a central location in Rome, you'll be whisked down to Pompeii your local expert guide will bring the famed buried city back to life. Next, you'll revel in the stunning views, exciting twists and turns on a panoramic drive along the Amalfi coast. Finally, you'll stop for lunch and go exploring in gorgeous Positano. At the end of it all, relax or take a nap as your driver returns you to Rome. Seize the day with this Walks of Italy full day trip excursion!

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Frozen in Time: Casts of Pompeii Reveal Last Moments of Volcano Victims

Frozen in Time: Casts of Pompeii Reveal Last Moments of Volcano Victims | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The plaster casts of 86 agonized victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD will go on exhibit May 26, 2015, in National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Italy.

People of Pompeii, a Roman city, were in their death throes when a cloud of gas from the volcano enveloped them, killing them. The gas was 300 degrees centigrade (572 degrees F). Clearly, from the expressions of their faces and their bodily contortions they were caught by surprise when the ash cloud finally consumed them.[...]

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Research uncovers diets of middle, lower class in Pompeii

Research uncovers diets of middle, lower class in Pompeii | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
No fries, but how about a side of giraffe leg? Surprising discoveries result from an excavation site in the buried city of Pompeii.
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 - Findings revealed foods that would have been inexpensive and widely available, such as grains, fruits, nuts, olives, lentils, local fish and chicken eggs, as well as minimal cuts of more expensive meat and salted fish from Spain. Waste from neighboring drains would also turn up less of a variety of foods, revealing a socioeconomic distinction between neighbors.

A drain from a central property revealed a richer variety of foods as well as imports from outside Italy, such as shellfish, sea urchin and even delicacies including the butchered leg joint of a giraffe.

"That the bone represents the height of exotic food is underscored by the fact that this is thought to be the only giraffe bone ever recorded from an archaeological excavation in Roman Italy," says Ellis. "How part of the animal, butchered, came to be a kitchen scrap in a seemingly standard Pompeian restaurant not only speaks to long-distance trade in exotic and wild animals, but also something of the richness, variety and range of a non-elite diet." - 

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Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Information about the British Museum exhibition Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, 28 March - 29 September 2013

Preserved under ash, the cities lay buried for just over 1,600 years, their rediscovery providing an unparalleled glimpse into the daily life of the Roman Empire.

From the bustling street to the intimate spaces of a Roman home, this major exhibition will take you to the heart of people’s lives in Pompeii and Herculaneum. [...]

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