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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.

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The Secrets of Ancient Rome’s Buildings

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What is it about Roman concrete that keeps the Pantheon and the Colosseum still standing? (Why are the Pantheon and the Colosseum still standing?

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Flor Beltran's curator insight, January 17, 2014 10:32 PM

It's interestng to find out that volcanic ash was a secret weapon the Roman used to create strong city buildings, eventhough it might a bit doubtful now. Howeve, whatever helped preserve their great structures is wonderful becasue it allowed us in the 21 century to still experience these geat beautiful structures.

claudia patino's curator insight, February 7, 2014 8:10 PM

I have wondered why some buildings have survived for hundreds of years. Apparently the extra ingredient was volcanic ash to make concrete more durable. While today's concrete does not contain that ingredient, I am impresses with this idea.