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Pyroclasts protect the paintings of Pompeii buried but damage them when they are unearthed

A study conducted by the UPV/EHU's IBeA group shows that pyroclasts may be putting the conservation of the paintings of Pompeii at risk. Specifically, the ions leached from these materials and the underground ion-rich waters from the volcanic rocks may be causing the salts in the paintings to crystallise. In addition, the use of fluorine as a marker is proposed to monitor in situ the extent of the damage sustained by the murals.
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Life in Plaster: New Discoveries from Pompeii

Photo credit: © Luigi Spina Of all the haunting images of Pompeii that have been uncovered in the three centuries since the archaeological site was rediscovered, it is the plaster casts of the many victims that drives the tragedy home to the heart. As we see bodies huddled in fear or sprawled on the floor as they sought safety, we realize that we’re literally gazing back in time to the final moments of life. For me, seeing Pompeii has always been a fascinating and somber experience. It hel...
Tags: Travel, Pompeii, Campania, Fiorelli, Gulf of Naples, Campania Travel, Giuseppe Fiorelli, Civita Giuliana, HISTORY & CULTURE, Luigi Spina, Lello, Porta Ercolano, Civita Giuliana Unfortunately, Luigi Settembrini, Luigi Spina Pompeii


New Remains Found at Pompeii Show the Agony of Mount Vesuvius' Victims

Archaeologists working near the ancient city of Pompeii have uncovered the remains of two men who were likely trying to find shelter during the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.Read more...
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"A mamlish memento"/"A less mamlish memento."

It's a podcast in 2 forms!  Topics: "A transgender writer dies, 2 Latin words, a little Shakespeare, a Bible story about Hell, a NYT spelling game, the bad word 'nappy,' the mysterious word 'mamlish,' what’s new in Pompeii, the desire for a crisply clear election result, and the love of a soft misty morning."  The first form — "A mamlish memento" — has music! 3 full-length songs. But you can only listen to this on Spotify — here. Consider subscribing!  The second form has the music left ...
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Archaeologists find remains of man and his slave killed in Pompeii eruption

The men may have escaped the first volcanic eruption that destroyed the city but died in the blast the next day.
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Pompeii ruins unearth 'master and slave' remains

The grisly remains of a master and his slave in their final death throes have been discovered amid the ruins of the ancient Roman city...
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Remains of man and his slave unearthed from ashes at Pompeii after almost 2,000 years

The remains of the two victims, lying next to each other on their backs, were found in a layer of grey ash at least 6.5 feet deep,...
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"The victims were probably looking for shelter in the cryptoporticus, in this underground space, where they thought they were better protected."

From "Bodies of man and his slave unearthed from ashes at Pompeii" (AP).  Judging by cranial bones and teeth, one of the men was young, likely aged 18 to 25, with a spinal column with compressed discs. That finding led archaeologists to hypothesize that he was a young man who did manual labor, like that of a slave. The other man had a robust bone structure, especially in his chest area, and died with his hands on his chest and his legs bent and spread apart. He was estimated to have been 30- to...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, History, Architecture, Archeology, Pompeii, Ann Althouse


The eerie remains of a master and slave frozen in time unearthed in the Roman city of Pompeii

Remains of two men who were killed in 79 AD in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Luigi Spina/Reuters The well-preserved remains of two men have been discovered in the Roman city of Pompeii, near Naples. The two bodies were killed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD which covered the ancient city in volcanic ash and froze it in time. The bodies are thought to be of a wealthy man and a slave and were found in a villa on the outskirts of Pompeii. Massimo Osanna, director of Pompeii Arche...
Tags: News, International, Trends, History, Italy, Archeology, Naples, Pompeii, Reuters, Roman, Dario Franceschini, Mount Vesuvius, Rachel Hosie, Massimo Osanna, Osanna, Civita Giuliana


Bodies of rich man and slave discovered within Pompeii ruins

Archaeologists have discovered the exceptionally well-preserved remains of two men scalded to death by the volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in 79 AD, the Italian culture ministry said on Saturday.
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Nearly 2,000 years on, bodies of man, slave fleeing volcano found at Pompeii

Two men apparently escaped initial eruption of Mount Vesuvius, before dying from blast the next morning; remains found under 2 meters of ash
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Two bodies — master and slave

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of two men — a master and his slave — in the ancient Italian city of Pompeii, apparently...
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Pompeii excavation unearths well-preserved bodies of wealthy man and slave

Archaeologists have discovered the bodies of two men who died during so-called second pyroclastic flow, after the initial eruption of...
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Velia: Guide to the Greek and Roman Excavations

Yes, I know your objections to Naples. “But the crime!” you point out. Perhaps you mumble something about piles of garbage. We who know her counter with, “But she is a diamond in the rough!” So let’s let the camera speak, because the verbal argument is long and tedious. Consider Vesuvius Vesuvius, the only active volcano in Europe, is the focal point of Naples You can’t miss the volcano when you ...
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Pompeii dig reveals ‘almost perfect’ remains of a master and his slave

Archaeologists have unearthed two exceptionally well-preserved victims of the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79The almost perfectly preserved remains of two men have been unearthed in an extraordinary discovery in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.The bodies of what are thought to be a wealthy man and his slave, believed to have died as they were fleeing the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79, were found during excavations at a villa in the outskirts of the city, Pompeii archaeological p...
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Bodies of rich man and slave discovered within Pompeii ruins

Archaeologists have discovered the exceptionally well-preserved remains of two men scalded to death by the volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in 79 AD, the Italian culture ministry said on Saturday.
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Pompeii: Dig uncovers remains of rich man and slave killed by Vesuvius

The remains of two men are uncovered at a villa on the outskirts of the ancient Roman city.
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Remains of Two Killed in Vesuvius Eruption Are Discovered at Pompeii

Archaeologists tentatively identified the pair as a wealthy landowner and a younger enslaved person, both of whom were killed in the 79...
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Bodies of man and his slave unearthed from ashes at Pompeii

ROME (AP) — Skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave attempting to escape death from the...
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Investigating the historic eruption of Mount Vesuvius - podcast

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79, the damage wreaked was catastrophic. Ash and pumice darkened the skies, and hot gas flowed from the volcano. Uncovering the victims, fated to lie frozen in time for 2,000 years, has shown they died in a range of gruesome ways. Nicola Davis speaks to Pier Paolo Patrone about his work analysing ancient inhabitants of Pompeii and nearby towns, and what it tells us about the risk people face today Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Italy, Archaeology, Natural Disasters, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, Nicola Davis, Pier Paolo Patrone


A Glass Floor in a Dublin Grocery Store Lets Shoppers Look Down & Explore Medieval Ruins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp3tAa6lAps In South Korea, where I live, many recent buildings — the new Seoul City Hall, Zaha Hadid’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza — have incorporated the century-upon-century old ruins discovered on their sites. This makes literally visible, often through clear glass floors, the “5,000 years of unbroken history” about which one often hears boasts in Korea. But nor is Europe historically impoverished, and there the window-onto-the-past architectural technique...
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Please Take These Artifacts Back, They’re Under A Curse! Says Canadian Who Stole Them From Pompeii

“The 36-year-old woman, who gave only her first name of Nicole, sent a hand-written confession and apology along with the stolen objects — which include parts of an amphora vase, mosaic tiles, and shards of ceramics — to a travel agent in southern Italy, who then passed them along to officials. … She goes on to explain that she associates her youthful indiscretion with a long run of bad luck, including two bouts of breast cancer, a double mastectomy, and ongoing financial issues.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Italy, Pompeii, Visual, Nicole, 10.14.20


Tourist returns stolen artifacts to Pompeii after experiencing bad luck

A Canadian woman returned artifacts she stole from Pompeii back to its original home 15 years later after the tourist said she experienced bad luck.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Woman Returns Stolen Items From Pompeii After 15 Years of Bad Luck

By Carly Tennes  Published: October 13th, 2020 
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Tourist returns stolen artifacts to Pompeii after suffering 'curse' for 15 years

A Canadian woman has returned five artifacts she took from Pompeii in 2005, saying they have plagued her with bad luck.
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Tourist returns artifacts she swiped at Pompeii in hopes of lifting "curse"

In 2005, a Canadian person only identified as Nicole was one of 2.5 million tourists who each year visit the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, destroyed in 79 CE by a volcanic eruption. Rather than hit the gift shop though, Nicole says she "wanted to have a piece of history that couldn't be bought" so she swiped a couple of mosaic tiles, pottery shards, and a bit of a ceramic wall from the site. — Read the rest
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Woman who stole 'cursed' artefacts from Pompeii returns them after 15 years of bad luck

‘I took a piece of history captured in time that has so much negative energy attached to it,’ writes Canadian tourist
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Tourist returns stolen artifacts to Pompeii after suffering 'curse' for 15 years

A Canadian woman has returned five artifacts she took from Pompeii in 2005, saying they have plagued her with bad luck.
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WE HOPE SHE RETURNED THEM TO WASHINGTON

Canadian woman returns ‘cursed’ artifacts stolen from Pompeii (Thanks to DaninDallas, who asks "Does this mean 2020 gets better now?")
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Tourist returns stolen artefacts from Pompeii 'after suffering curse'

Candian woman sends back pilfered ceramics, blaming them for years of bad luckA tourist who pilfered fragments from the ancient city of Pompeii 15 years ago has returned the artefacts, claiming they were “cursed”.The Canadian woman, identified only as Nicole, sent a package containing two mosaic tiles, parts of an amphora and a piece of ceramics to a travel agent in Pompeii, in southern Italy, alongside a letter of confession. Continue reading...
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