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Roman Daily Life

Roman Daily Life | Uncovering Pompeii | Scoop.it
From the early days of the Roman Republic through the volatile reigns of such ignoble emperors as Caligula, Nero, and Commodus, the Roman Empire continued to expand, stretching its borders to encompass...
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Pompeii: Signs of Disaster

Pompeii: Signs of Disaster | Uncovering Pompeii | Scoop.it
Read a detailed account about the disaster at Pompeii. Why were people unprepared for the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius if the signs were there?
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Pompeii: Its Discovery and Preservation

Pompeii: Its Discovery and Preservation | Uncovering Pompeii | Scoop.it
See how Pompeii has survived to show us in amazing detail what town-life was like under Roman rule.
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History of Frescoes from Pompeii & Herculaneum

History of Frescoes from Pompeii & Herculaneum | Uncovering Pompeii | Scoop.it
Copies of Frescoes from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Since few paintings have survived from that era, Pompeii is one of the few precious sources for much of what we know about ancient painting and decoration.
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Josh Walker's curator insight, March 2, 2015 2:42 PM

Gives great understanding of frescoes and what they represent. Also several images relating back to houses and villas.

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BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: Work and Play in Everyday Pompeii Gallery

BBC - History - Ancient History in depth: Work and Play in Everyday Pompeii Gallery | Uncovering Pompeii | Scoop.it
Everyday life preserved beneath the ash, by Dr Joanne Berry
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Inventory of Conflict and Environment (ICE), Pompeii

Inventory of Conflict and Environment (ICE), Pompeii | Uncovering Pompeii | Scoop.it
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Relates to the importance and impact of the event

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Doors of Pompeii and Herculaneum Project

Doors of Pompeii and Herculaneum Project | Uncovering Pompeii | Scoop.it
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Details some of the work which has been done on the House of Meander 

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Highlight objects

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Highlight objects from the British Museum exhibition Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum
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A selection of objects on display at the British Museum exhibition beginning March 28 2013

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Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata - UNESCO World Heritage Centre | Uncovering Pompeii | Scoop.it
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BBC - History: Romans

BBC - History: Romans | Uncovering Pompeii | Scoop.it
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Especially useful are the links under the Pompeii, Gladiator and Life in Ancient Rome headings

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Eruption timeline

Eruption timeline | Uncovering Pompeii | Scoop.it
The story of the day Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, with an eyewitness account alongside archaeological evidence to piece together the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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Excellent outline. Provides maps, diagrams, images and reconstructions of what the eruption might have looked like.

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Pompeii Ruins

Pompeii is one of the most sig­nificant proofs of Roman civiliza­tion and, like an open book, provides outstanding informa­tion on the art, customs, trades and everyday life of the past. The city has re-emerged from the darkness of centuries pre­cisely as it would have been when it was unexpectedly buried in the thick layer of ash and lava which poured down from the devastating eruption of Vesuvius.
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Provides links covering a range of different themes and aspects

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Khan Academy

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Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
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The Plaster Casts of Pompeii: How and Why They Were Created

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Information about the plaster body casts of Pompeii: How and why they were created
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Daily life in ancient Pompeii

Daily life in ancient Pompeii | Uncovering Pompeii | Scoop.it
Archaeological excavations of Pompeii give important information about the way of life of ancient Romans. Habits, the wealth and the misery of a great civilization
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How the daily life of the average Roman was determined by the sun

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Daily life in ancient Pomepeii

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Environmental Archaeology of Pompeii and Herculaneum - School of Archaeology - University of Oxford

Environmental Archaeology of Pompeii and Herculaneum - School of Archaeology - University of Oxford | Uncovering Pompeii | Scoop.it
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Herculaneum Panoramas

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Interactive panoramas of Herculaneum, made for the Herculaneum Conservation Project.
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Herculaneum Uncovered ~ Watch the Full Episode | Secrets of the Dead | PBS

Herculaneum Uncovered follows geo-archaeologists as they unearth what life was like before the eruption, and how the volcano devastated the town in a very different manner to Pompeii.
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Specifically about Herculaneum

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Mount Vesuvius, Italy: Map, Facts, Eruption Pictures, Pompeii

Mount Vesuvius, Italy: Map, Facts, Eruption Pictures, Pompeii | Uncovering Pompeii | Scoop.it
Learn about the history, geology and plate tectonics of Mount Vesuvius, a volcano on the western coast of Italy.
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