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Explore Life & Death of Pompeii & Herculaneum on your iOS Device Courtesy of the British Museum

The British Museum, in conjunction with its exhibit on Pompeii and Herculaneum, has released an iOS App for the iPhone  ($2.99) and the iPad ($5.99). The application allows users to explores the cities via interactive maps, view objects in high resolution and … Continue reading

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Explore the World at your Desk with the Google World Wonders Project

If you are familiar with google maps and google earth, then the next venue for your is the Google World Wonders Project. The project covers six continents (including Antarctica)  and focuses on natural as well as manmade wonders. You can walk … Continue reading

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Ancient Pompeii’s Social Media

The Roman city of Pompeii was destroyed and buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE. The preserved city allows archaeologists, historians, and Classicists to examine materials far better preserved than a ‘traditional’ archaeological ruin. The graffiti on … Continue reading

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How Pompeii Perished – Scientific American

Every school child knows the story of Pompeii, the ill-fated city at the base of Mount Vesuvius. Pliny the Younger, an eye witness to the eruption, recorded the terrifying event: You could hear the shrieks of women, the wailing of … Continue reading

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Tombs & Trash – Pompeii Saw Trash Pits & Tombs in the Same Place

In ancient Pompeii, it appears that for the Romans, trash and tombs went hand in hand. New discoveries have uncovered dedicated trash pits along side tombs. The ancients were never ones for adequate, effective, or health-conscience means of trash disposal. … Continue reading

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Should Pompeii Become a Theme Park?

The Cit of Pompeii is perhaps the most famous and well visited archaeological site in the world. Due to exposure, climate, and, most of all, tourism foot-traffic, the remains of Pompeii are often on the radar due to degradation and damage that … Continue reading

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The Pompeii of the Etruscans

The Etruscans were one of the most prolific peoples to occupy the Italian peninsula before the Romans and their influence on Roman life and culture is unquestionable. In spite of their importance and significance, very little research has been done … Continue reading

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Discovery’s Virtual Pompeii

The Discovery Channel has an amazing site dedicated to Pompeii. There is a virtual volcano, a virtual reconstruction of ancient Pompeii, keep up with the latest archaeological excavations, and even test out your wits against the mountain. It’s a great … Continue reading

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