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Transcript of Pompeii
Resort town in Roman Empire.
Wealthy Romans resided in country homes
Population of about 20,000 people
Mount Vesuvius Eruption
- Erupted on August 24, 79 AD
- Material covering Pompeii was lapilli and ash
- Spewed Poisonous Gasses
Eruption lasted more than a day
Pompeii was buried under
25ft. of volcanic material
Archeologists Field Day
Little Known Facts...
Dirty Little Secrets
- Volcano had been erupting for almost a day
- Winds reaching 900 degrees brought ash
- Earthquake in 62 AD reduced city to rubble
Reserved for wealthy
Public spots for parties
Generously- sized brothel
Other graphic decorations on street corners
Public mosaics of graphic intercourse
Founded in 6th or 7th century BC but destroyed in 79 AD
Life in Pompeii
Lots of earthquakes and people got used to it.
Graffiti carved on the walls of the street (like today right??)
Had a amphitheater like the Colosseum
Bars that served beverages like bars today
Aqueduct that was sufficient for the entire city
What remains today..
Ash casts of bodies
Everyday objects and household items
Jars of preserved fruit and loaves of bread
Frescoes and mosaics
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"Pompeii - Official Teaser Trailer (2014) [HD] Kit Harington." YouTube. YouTube, 21 Aug. 2013. Web. 19 Sept. 2013.
Valsecchi, Maria Cristina. "Pompeii Is Crumbling-Can It Be Saved?" National Geographic. National Geographic Society, 08 Nov. 2011. Web. 19 Sept. 2013.
Current Archeological projects in Pompeii
One of the oldest sites
Exposure to the elements,
tourists, and time
Lack of funding
Digital restoration for paintings