Posts Tagged ‘Pompeii’

originally posted in July 2013

I think one of the most amazing things is the way that things have survived the eruption and which give us a great insight to the lives of everyday Romans

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originally posted in July 2013

 

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It was amazing to walk down the streets just as those Romans did in AD 70 and look into the shops and houses and try to experience how it would have been just before the eruption

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Originally posted in July 2013

Went to see the British Museum Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition over the weekend. It was very good but we both agreed that it lacked a little something for us. This is most likely because we visited both sites a few years ago and saw the artifacts in situ which really adds to the sense of just how caught out the people were by the eruption – literally life stopped in an instant.

So I thought I would post some of my pictures from the two sites.

The villain of the piece - Mount Vesuvius from Herculaneum

The villain of the piece – Mount Vesuvius from Herculaneum

These shots of Herculaneum really give you an idea of how much higher the modern town level is compared to the Roman town and hence how much deposit rained down on the town in the hours following the eruption.

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I would recomend anyone who can to see the exhibition at the British Museum before it ends on 29th September this year.

Further details from: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/pompeii_and_herculaneum.aspx

I found these videos which give you a flavour of the exhibition


Video by British Museum


video by British Museum


video from I’ve just seen channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/ivejustseen?feature=watch)