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Falling beam at Pompeii provokes outrage - Telegraph

Falling beam at Pompeii provokes outrage  - Telegraph | 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.


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The Other Pompeii: Life and Death in Herculaneum HD

Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill presents a documentary following the scientific investigation that aims to lift the lid on what life was like in the small R...

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Pompeii Is Crumbling—Can It Be Saved?

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

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Downloadable resources « The British School at Rome

Downloadable resources « The British School at Rome | Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it

Recent articles on Herculaneum by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Sarah Court and Domenico Camardo which you can download from British School at Rome's website.


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"Pompeii from the British Museum" Brings Ancient Roman History to Life in Exclusive Cinema Event - DailyFinance

"Pompeii from the British Museum" Brings Ancient Roman History to Life in Exclusive Cinema Event - DailyFinance | Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
\"Pompeii from the British Museum\" Brings Ancient Roman History to Life in Exclusive Cinema Event
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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...

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Elyzia Menounos's curator insight, August 20, 2013 9:36 PM

i love documentaries!!

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

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

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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..."

 

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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.

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Italy promises UNESCO it will not abandon Pompeii - Art Daily

Italy promises UNESCO it will not abandon Pompeii - Art Daily | Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
Italy's culture minister assured UNESCO on Sunday that efforts were being made to restore the long-neglected Roman city of Pompeii, after the United N.

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Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

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Information about the British Museum exhibition Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, 28 March - 29 September 2013 (Arising from Ashes: #Pompeii & Herculaneum revived so modern eyes can see Roman lives #britishmuseum
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Ancient Graffiti At Pompei: Early Wall Posts And Political Slogans

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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.


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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

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Italian Bureaucracy Threatens Pompeii

Italian Bureaucracy Threatens Pompeii | Pompeii and Herculaneum | Scoop.it
Conservationists warn that the city is dangerously exposed to the elements and poorly served by the red tape, lack of strategic planning and limited personnel of the site’s troubled management.
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