Pompeii / 18 posts found

In AMAZING pictures: The ruins of Pompeii

by Luke Higgins
Back In 2010, The collapse of an ancient house in Pompeii, close to the mount Vesuvius volcano,  prompted Italy's heritage experts to warn that many other monuments could be in danger. A guide and a stray dog, seen in the Forum baths, Pompeii Photographs: Martin Godwin for the Guardian…

Poisoned, Then Buried: Before Vesuvius, Toxic Water Likely Sickened Pompeii

by Dave Sadler
When Mount Vesuvius in southwestern Italy erupted in A.D. 79, it engulfed the city of Pompeii so quickly that residents barely had time to react to the impending disaster before it killed them. Their final moments were frozen…

Pompeii Had Some Intense Rush Hour Traffic Too

by Dave Sadler
What was rush hour traffic like in the ancient city of Pompeii? Turns out, it was probably just as noisy, frustrating and dangerous as it is today. In a new book out this month, Pompeii archaeologist Eric Poehler uncovers the traffic patterns within the ancient Italian city.…

House of Golden Bracelet treasures on show in Pompeii

by Dave Sadler
An exhibit at the Pompeii Antiquarium is showcasing treasures found inside one of the most well-known houses among the urban villas of the Insula Occidentalis at the archaeological site, the House of the Golden Bracelet. The show - called "Treasures under the…

Pregnant Women And Fetuses Among Vesuvius’ Victims, Archaeologists Reveal

by Dave Sadler
Exactly 1,938 years ago today, Mt. Vesuvius erupted, famously burying Pompeii, Herculaneum, and outlying villas in pumice, ash, and mud. New archaeological research this summer at the site of Oplontis has shed…

Remarkable artistry hidden in ancient Roman painting revealed

by Dave Sadler
Molten lava, volcanic ash, modern grime, salt, humidity. The ancient painting of a Roman woman has been through it all, and it looks like it. Scientists now report that a new type of high-resolution X-ray technology is helping them discover…

Roman Pipes Delivered Water — And Toxic Antimony

by Dave Sadler
The elaborate system of pipes that carried water to Roman households was an engineering marvel—for its time. Unfortunately, their sophisticated water utility may have been poisoning everyone. An analysis of a pipe fragment from Pompeii revealed the presence of…

14 Bizarre Things Most People Don’t Know About The Bodies Preserved At Pompeii

by Dave Sadler
in 79 CE volcanic Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried Pompeii, Italy. Hidden from the world beneath pumice and ash, it was all but forgotten for nearly 1,500 years. That all changed in 1738 when the site was discovered,…

‘Graffiti in Pompeii and Herculaneum give insight into groups marginalized by history books’

by Dave Sadler
No site in the world has been continually excavated for so long as Pompeii, the city that lay buried after being destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted, until its accidental discovery over…

Pompeii Rises From The Ashes By Rejecting Its History Of Crime And Corruption

by Dave Sadler
With 30 newly restored buildings, improvements made to increase the accessibility of the site for those with disabilities and even wifi in place, the €105 million euros dedicated to the "Great Pompeii Project" appears…
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