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New technology helps Pompeii rise from the ashes

New technology helps Pompeii rise from the ashes | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
Dr Estelle Lazer has spent the last three decades getting to know Pompeii’s dead. Now, new technology promises to reveal even more about the ancient population she has tirelessly worked to bring to life. Lorenza Bacino meets her
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Further exploration at Herculaneum could ‘stagger the imagination’

Further exploration at Herculaneum could ‘stagger the imagination’ | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
The Art Newspaper is the journal of record for the visual arts world, covering international news and events. Based in London and New York, the English-language publication is part of a network of titles founded by Umberto Allemandi with editions in Italian, French, Russian, Chinese and Greek.
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The debate over whether or not to excavate the Villa of the Papyri continues.

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Family History - Archaeology Magazine

Family History - Archaeology Magazine | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
Giving new life to some of
Pompeii’s dead
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Recent work being done on plaster casts in Pompeii

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Eleventh-hour deadline extension saves Pompeii’s huge rescue project

Eleventh-hour deadline extension saves Pompeii’s huge rescue project | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
The Art Newspaper is the journal of record for the visual arts world, covering international news and events. Based in London and New York, the English-language publication is part of a network of titles founded by Umberto Allemandi with editions in Italian, French, Russian, Chinese and Greek.
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Great news for the Pompeii Project and conservation

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The Quest to Unlock an Ancient Library

The Quest to Unlock an Ancient Library | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
For centuries, the Herculaneum scrolls have stymied papyrologists. Can a particle accelerator make them all readable?
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More  on the  papyri at Herculaneum

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New Scans of Ancient Pompeii Victims Reveal Great Teeth and Good Health | Ancient Origins

New Scans of Ancient Pompeii Victims Reveal Great Teeth and Good Health | Ancient Origins | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
CT scanners are being used on the plaster casts of the Mount Vesuvius victims from Pompeii. Preliminary results show that, in general, they had great teeth and were in remarkably good health before the volcanic eruption. This new discovery goes against
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Pompeii and Herculaneum sur Flipboard

Par Carla Anderson | Carla Anderson a créé un magazine sur Flipboard. « Pompeii and Herculaneum sur Flipboard » est disponible avec des milliers d'autres magazines et toutes les nouvelles qui vous intéressent. Téléchargez Flipboard gratuitement et cherchez « Carla Anderson ».
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Poles preserve paintings in the villa buried by the ashes of Vesuvius | News | Science & Scholarship in Poland

Poles preserve paintings in the villa buried by the ashes of Vesuvius | News | Science & Scholarship in Poland | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
Multi-coloured murals ornamenting the oldest villa in the ancient town of Stabiae were the subject of conservation work performed by the team of professionals from the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
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A good example of International contributions to conservation and preservation

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Pompei. Scavi, calchi in barella per il restauro: i turisti si scatenano con video e foto | Guarda

Pompei. Scavi, calchi in barella per il restauro: i turisti si scatenano con video e foto | Guarda | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
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Amazing sight of plaster casts being transported through the streets  of Pompeii

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Pompeii and Rome

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On this, the 2768th birthday of Rome, it occurs to me there could not be a better time to take a look at the inscriptions in Pompeii that provide evidence of the connection this relatively small Ca...
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A fabulous  resource. From Dr Joanne Berry showing written evidence of connections between Rome and Pompeii

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X-rays read burnt Vesuvius scroll

X-rays read burnt Vesuvius scroll | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
An X-ray scanning technique allows physicists to read letters from a fragile, burnt scroll dug from beneath Mount Vesuvius - without unrolling it.
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Romans on the Bay of Naples - Archaeology Magazine

Romans on the Bay of Naples - Archaeology Magazine | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
A spectacular villa under Positano sees the light
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A fabulous new archaeological discovery
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Pompeii's Villa of Mysteries at risk of collapse

Pompeii's Villa of Mysteries at risk of collapse | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
The Villa of Mysteries, considered the ‘crown jewel’ of the ancient city of Pompeii, is at risk of collapse due to vibrations from nearby trains mainly used by tourists and seismic activity in the Bay of Naples, a new report has warned.
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Another blow to Pompeii- the Villa of the Mysteries at risk

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Mary Beard: It doesn't really matter if tourists damage Pompeii

Mary Beard: It doesn't really matter if tourists damage Pompeii | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
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Mary Beard's comments on tourism in Pompeii
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Ancient Pompeii Is Alive Again as Italian Officials Unveil Six Restored Ruins

Ancient Pompeii Is Alive Again as Italian Officials Unveil Six Restored Ruins | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
The “Grand Pompeii Project” helps to preserve the dwellings
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Great example of restoration and conservation

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The Victims of Pompeii Cast in a New Light

The Victims of Pompeii Cast in a New Light | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
Using CT scans, scientists hope to learn more about the victims who died in Pompeii 2000 years ago.
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Scientists Hope to Learn How Pompeians Lived, Before the Big Day - The New York Times

Scientists Hope to Learn How Pompeians Lived, Before the Big Day - The New York Times | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
Using a CT scanner, a team hopes to gather information about the long-perished residents’ habits and lifestyles, and possibly to dispel presumptions.
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Estelle Lazer is an amazing forensic  archaeologist

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CT scans of Pompeii victims reveal bodies in unprecedented detail | Daily Mail Online

CT scans of Pompeii victims reveal bodies in unprecedented detail | Daily Mail Online | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have spent the past year carefully restoring and scanning the preserved bodies of 86 Romans who died when Mount Vesuvius erupted in Pompeii in 79AD.
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Great use of new technology to aid research

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WASP Uses 3D Printed Models to Recreate Casts of the Fallen at Pompeii in 76 A.D.

WASP Uses 3D Printed Models to Recreate Casts of the Fallen at Pompeii in 76 A.D. | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
The ancient city of Pompeii sat on 160 idyllic acres before it was covered in a flood of volcanic ash as Mt. Vesuvius delivered the final blow in 79 A.D. with one of the most explosive eruptions ever.
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Pompeian frescoes cured with antibiotics

Pompeian frescoes cured with antibiotics | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
Bacteria removed from Villa of the Mysteries frieze during restoration
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Amazing use of science to help conservation

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Somma-Vesuvian Ground Movements and the Water Supply of Pompeii and the Bay of Naples | American Journal of Archaeology

Somma-Vesuvian Ground Movements and the Water Supply of Pompeii and the Bay of Naples | American Journal of Archaeology | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
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New X-ray technique reveals snippets of ancient scrolls charred by Mount Vesuvius

New X-ray technique reveals snippets of ancient scrolls charred by Mount Vesuvius | Ancient History @ SSC | Scoop.it
The biggest Mount Vesuvius breakthrough since the plaster casts of Pompeii is unfurling.
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