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Transcript of POMPEII
Is an archeological site that's buried underground after disastrous natural event. Unearthing the city, people were able to discover the daily life of ancient civilization.
Located a few miles southeast of Naples at the base of Mt. Vesuvius. (Southern Italy)
The eruption of Vesuvius took place in the year 79AD, and ended up covering Pompeii in a mix of ash and rock. After the eruption, the history of Pompeii was lost until the 17th century.
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Pompeii is significant due to how well the ancient city's preservation of daily life as it used to be. Many cities have built layers of development over the years, while Pompeii is a city frozen in time.
Pompeii has significant architecture, a hybrid of Italic North and Greek South. It reveals pre, colonial, and imperial Roman building structures.
Temples, forum, theaters, bath houses and regular family houses.
Architecture helps archaeologists uncover the past about ancient civilization. Most of the time ancient civilizations become altered or destroyed. Pompeii's architecture can tell us how other Roman civilizations formed. Since it is so well preserved frozen in time, without the constant change of years of development, it's significant and unique to any other site. This enables us to see how urban city life might have been like, and the structure of their town.
better understanding of the past
Lupanaro (Toilet located inside the Pompeii Brothel)
Art played a vital role in Pompeii. Many of what was discovered, had art work long the buildings and inside homes. Tiles and mosaics have been preserved depicting ancient life. It is a direct link to Roman styles of works.
Frozen in Time
Because of the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius that buried the city, it's preserved Pompeii and it's everyday life.
How the city would have looked liked during it's destruction
Pictures from these websites
Pompeii is a buried, ancient Roman city under a thick carpet of volcanic ash.
This is a basic toilet design with a hole, where a chamber pot would be placed below the hole and then taken out to the sewer immediately after business was taken care of.
Amphitheater of Pompeii
Built around 70BC, the Amphitheater of Pompeii is known as the first Roman amphitheater built out of stone, while the others were built out of wood. A deadly brawl between Pompeians and Nuceria occurred around 59AD while games were taking place, causing games to be banned for 10 years.
1. Where is the Lupanaro located?
2. How is the Amphitheater of Pompeii special and unique?
3. What other city did Vesuvius cover aside from Pompeii?
a stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples, Italy with a large cone and partially encircled. It is mainly known for its eruption that covered the Roman cities, Pompeii and Herculaneum. Hasn't erupted since 1944, but it is still one of the most dangerous in the world.
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4. How is the city preserved so well?
5. Why is Pompeii so unique opposed to other cities.
6. What kind of style does the architecture resemble?