Posts Tagged ‘Pompeii’

Pompeii Ruins Now To Be Protected by Robotic Guard Dog

Meet Spot, the robotic guard dog now patrolling the ruins of Pompeii. In 2013, Pompeii was declared by UNESCO as being on the verge of being declared unsafe unless Italian authorities spent more money on security and site inspection. Spot the robotic guard dog costed the Italians 75,000 dollars (67,000 euros) but considering what the […]

VR Explores Pompeii to Understand the Tricks of Roman House Design

Ancient Roman houses—at least those of the wealthy—were built not just for comfort but also to impress. Many design elements and “tricks” were employed to enhance or hide specific parts of the house from the gaze of visitors.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology History Ancient Traditions Read Later  Source

Evidence of Fresco Painting Uncovered at Library House in Pompeii

Recent restoration work in ancient Pompeii has uncovered evidence that work was being carried out at the Library House, or Casa della Biblioteca , when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, reports Archaeology News Network . First excavated as early as in the 18th century and then again in the 1970s, this Library House in […]

Horrific Slave Room Discovered in Pompeii’s Civita Giuliana

A well-preserved slave room has been discovered at Villa Civita Giuliana , a wealthy suburb of Pompeii located about 700 meters (2296.59 ft.) northwest of the city walls. This large and exuberant villa was partially investigated at the beginning of the 20th century and more recently since 2017, but it has been plundered over the […]

Mummified Remains Of A Former Slave Discovered At Pompeii

The mummified remains of a prominent man who was remembered for having commissioned artistic performances that were performed in Greek have been retrieved from a tomb in Pompeii. The burial is remarkable in several ways, not least for how well it helped preserve the man’s remains, which include hair and part of an ear. Pompeii’s […]

Spectacular 2000-Year-Old Pompeii Food Stall Reopens for Business!

A place that sold street food, buried beneath volcanic debris in Pompeii for almost 2000 years, is reopening. The Pompeii food stall is an amazing discovery for so many reasons. For decades, archaeologists excavating at the sophisticated Roman city of Pompeii, in southern Italy’s Campania region, have found countless ancient cultural treasures frozen in time […]

Pompeii: First Ever Roman Ceremonial Chariot Discovered in Italy!

Archaeologists excavating the ruins of a settlement north of Pompeii have discovered an exceptional ceremonial chariot that is almost intact. The ancient carriage is made from iron, bronze and tin and contains well-preserved bronze decorations. The discovery is ‘without precedent in Italy’.  The four-wheeled carriage was found inside a double-level portico near the stables of […]

Ancient Roman ‘Lamborghini’ chariot discovered at Pompeii in immaculate condition (PHOTOS)

Archaeologists are gushing after “an extraordinary find” of a perfectly preserved chariot with “no parallel in Italy thus far” was made at Pompeii. The “exceptional discovery” has already been described by one expert in the ancient world as the equivalent of discovering a Roman-era sports car.  “Many of the vehicles I’d written about before … […]

Stunning Pompeii Hunting Fresco Restored With Laser

A 2,000-year-old painted hunting scene discovered in Pompeii has been painstakingly restored with lasers. However, this Pompeii fresco is not restricted to Roman hunting scenes, but also a range of wild Egyptian beasts associate the site’s owner with the ancient Egyptian cult of Isis. The ancient hunting scenes featuring lions, leopards and a wild boar […]

The Lupanare: Prostitution and Houses of Pleasure in Ancient Pompeii

Mad emperors, fierce warriors, brutal entertainment, and lascivious lifestyles. These are the familiar images of ancient Rome, but what was it really like? Rumors abounded regarding Roman emperors and their indulgence in the pleasures of the flesh. Tiberius, for instance, is said to have indulged in secret orgies in his pleasure villa on the island of […]

Archaeologists uncover ancient street food shop in Pompeii

Archaeologists in Pompeii, the city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD, have made the extraordinary find of a frescoed hot food and drinks shop that served up the ancient equivalent of street food to Roman passersby. Known as a termopolium, Latin for hot drinks counter, the shop was discovered in the archaeological park’s Regio […]

A Spectacular 2000-year-old Pompeii Food Stall To “Reopen” In 2021 AD!

A place that sold street food, buried beneath volcanic debris for almost 2000 years, is to reopen in Pompeii, Italy next Easter. The Pompeii food stall is an amazing discovery for so many reasons.  For decades, archaeologists excavating at the sophisticated Roman city of Pompeii, in southern Italy ’s Campania region, have found countless ancient […]

Excavation At Pompeii Reveals Fast-Food Eatery With Mallard On The Menu

ROME (AP) — A fast-food eatery at Pompeii has been excavated, helping to reveal dishes that were popular for the citizens of the ancient Roman city who were partial to eating out. Pompeii Archaeological Park’s longtime chief, Massimo Osanna said Saturday that while some 80 such fast-foods have been found at Pompeii, it is the […]

Tragic Remains of Master and His Slave Found in Pompeii

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a master and his slave from Pompeii, victims of the cataclysmic volcanic eruption that destroyed the city. They were found in the heart of the ruins of Pompeii and they are offering new insights into life in the Roman Empire in the 1st century AD. The ruins at Pompeii itself […]

World’s Oldest Surviving Amphitheater Preserved at Pompeii

Amphitheaters, with their gladiators, executions, and macabre contests, have fascinated people for millennia. They have featured in countless novels, books, and video games. One of the best-preserved and possibly the oldest extant amphitheaters is found at Pompeii. It is one of the many structures that were protected by deep ash and debris when Mt Vesuvius […]

Woman Begs Italy to Take Back “Cursed” Pompeii Artifacts

A Canadian woman has blamed her double mastectomy on “cursed” Pompeii artifacts that she stole from the famous Italian archaeological site earlier in her life. She was so convinced of their evil powers that’s she has sent them back! Imagine living in a world where stones hold positive and negative energies, where inanimate objects can […]

Ancient Pompeii’s Villa of the Mysteries

The Villa of the Mysteries (Italian: Villa dei Misteri) is a well-preserved suburban Roman villa on the outskirts of Pompeii, southern Italy, famous for the series of frescos in one room, which are usually thought to show the initiation of a young woman into a Greco-Roman mystery cult. These are now probably the best known […]

‘Little Pompeii’: French Archaeologists Uncover Roman Neighborhood Dating back to 1st Century

French archaeologists have unearthed a Roman neighborhood in the country’s southeast, calling the discovery a “real little Pompeii.” The findings include the remains of luxury homes and public buildings. The discovery took place on the banks of the Rhone river in the city of Vienne, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of Lyon. It was […]

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Sends Envoy to Mozambique to Boost Bilateral Relations

nsnbc : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe deployed special envoy Ken Shimanouchi to Mozambique to boost bilateral relations between Japan and Mozambique, with focus on infrastructures and training of human resources. The development comes as Japan has a rapidly growing need for natural gas and Mozambique is poised to become the world’s second-largest exporter of […]

Hundreds of thousands of social housing tenants face a rent rise of up to £3,000 a year in the UK

     Experts warn George Osborne’s little noticed ‘pay to stay’ scheme will leave an estimated 250,000 people in social housing worse off. Hundreds of thousands of council tenants are facing a steep rent rise of up to £3,000 a year. Experts warn George Osborne ‘s little noticed “pay to stay” scheme will leave an estimated […]

‘Miracle’: Ancient pre-Roman tomb unearthed in Pompeii, Italy, after 2,000yrs

“It is an exceptional find for Pompeii because it throws light on the pre-Roman city, about which we know so very little,” said Massimo Osanna, the archaeological superintendent of Pompeii, as quoted by the Local.  The tomb dates back to the time of the Samnites, an Italic people living in the southern-central part of the […]

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