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Pompeii Is Crumbling—Can It Be Saved?

Pompeii Is Crumbling—Can It Be Saved? | Classic languages | 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...

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Wall at Pompeii collapses after heavy rain

Wall at Pompeii collapses after heavy rain | Classic languages | Scoop.it
A Roman wall at Pompeii in southern Italy has collapsed, local archaeologists say, in the latest in a series of accidents at the ancient city buried by a volcanic explosion 2 000 years ago.

 

The section of wall some two metres (seven feet)long was part of the ruins of a house at the sprawling site near Naples. The area has seen heavy rain in recent weeks, and previous collapses have been linked to bad weather.

 

The local archaeological authority said in a statement that the announcement of a tender for the long-delayed conservation project was "imminent".


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And you thought Pompeii's volcano was bad news?

And you thought Pompeii's volcano was bad news? | Classic languages | Scoop.it

Two years ago, when the 2,000-year-old School of Gladiators collapsed, taking with it some of the finest frescoes of the early Roman era, Italy's president Georgio Napolitano spoke of a "national disgrace", and Silvio Berlusconi, the priapic greaser then serving as prime minister, promised to make more money available for conservation.

 

All that has happened is that the level of neglect has worsened, and funds are scarcer than ever. London's forthcoming blockbuster Pompeii exhibition may not deliver the same emotional wallop as a visit to the actual site, but at least the British Museum's roof is unlikely to land on your head.


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Ancient Roman paintings, Theatrical Woman masks, Pompeii

Ancient Roman paintings, Theatrical Woman masks, Pompeii | Classic languages | Scoop.it

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Roman food refuse: urban archaeobotany in Pompeii, Regio VI, Insula 1 - Online First - Springer

Roman food refuse: urban archaeobotany in Pompeii, Regio VI, Insula 1 - Online First - Springer | Classic languages | Scoop.it

Although world-renowned as an archaeological site, there have been few research projects in Pompeii looking at the spatial and chronological patterning of plant food use from an archaeobotanical perspective. The recent 12 years of archaeological excavations (1995–2006) by the Anglo-American Project in Pompeii have provided a rare opportunity to investigate a whole city block (Regione VI, Insula 1). This included a blanket sampling strategy of all contexts where archaeobotanical macro-remains, both carbonised and calcium phosphate replaced material, have been recovered, the results from which are reported here. The low density scatters of recurrent taxa from the majority of contexts examined in this study suggest that they were composed of table waste and kitchen food preparation waste and represent an expected ‘background noise’ of Roman cooking and consumption. This includes the standard ‘Mediterranean package’ of olives, grapes, figs, cereals and pulses. The general lack of evidence for crop-processing within the insula suggests that this was probably carried out elsewhere, probably within the city’s hinterland. These results support the established view that Pompeii was a fully urbanised city in the 1st century b.c. There appears to be an increase in olive consumption in the 1st century a.d., which may be suggested to correlate with ‘Romanisation’ and an increase in olive growing in the region.


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Pompeii. The House of the Tragic Poet VI.8.5

The House of the Tragic Poet at Pompeii is one of the neatest and most elegant houses. It lies very close to the forum and is now accessed through a side ent...

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Magisterc Lcjsms's curator insight, November 29, 2012 7:25 PM

There are many guided videos of villas at Pompeii.  You can print out the floor plans of some and have the students draw the path of the guide.