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The Inconvenient Coin: Dating the Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Or not.

The Inconvenient Coin: Dating the Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Even after visiting the exhibition, many may not realise the long accepted date of the eruption is even in doubt (I saw the topic briefly mentioned a couple of times in item descriptions) let alone that there exists a key piece of evidence that puts the date to bed definitively. Evidence that was sadly (for me, anyway) absent from the exhibition.

Firstly, you may ask from where the traditional eruption date of 24th August originates? In a letter [6.16] to Tacitus (written 25 years after the event), our old friend Pliny the Younger describes the eruption that took place on “Nonum Kal September” or “the ninth day before the Kalends of September” i.e. August 24th. Despite this, scepticism for this summer eruption date has actually been widespread since the first large scale excavations in the 18th Century. They lay in this archaeological limbo until 2006 when an expert (Grete Stefani, Boscoreale Antiquarium) finally got round to cataloguing them and made an amazing discovery. Pompeii: The First Navigation Map – Pompeii Bibliography and Mapping Project.

The PBMP’s first full map for navigation is now online.

Pompeii: The First Navigation Map – Pompeii Bibliography and Mapping Project

You can start to explore Pompeii in the map embedded below, or go to the full site for more space and options. If you want to customize the map or make a presentation from it, sign in to / sign up for your ArcGIS Online account and save a copy to your own webspace. The link is at the upper right of the embedded map page. @NFLstraightTalk this image from may help... Pretty amazing. 91102 p2.

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Thermopolium of Asellina. Partly excavated in 1911. A digital resource for studying the graffiti of Herculaneum and Pompeii. Visite de la cité de Pompéi en Italie. VIDÉO. Découvrez Pompéi avant l'éruption du Vésuve ! Pompéi révèle de nouveaux secrets 2000 ans après l'éruption. Une équipe de scientifiques a réalisé des analyses approfondies au scanner sur les corps pétrifiés, retrouvés dans la cité ensevelie par le Vésuve en 79 après J.

Pompéi révèle de nouveaux secrets 2000 ans après l'éruption

-C, afin de déterminer la cause de leur mort. Les résultats risquent sans aucun doute de surprendre. Pompéi ressuscitée en 3D #archéologie @InrapOfficiel @APHG_National @ArreteTonChar1 @LoveArchaeology @GarciaDInrap. La vie était-elle douce à #Pompéi ? #LaViedesClassiques rencontre Jean-Noël Robert >> La reconstitution du forum de Pompéi avec le Vésuve à l'arrière-plan © Altair4 #pompeii #histoire #archeologie. Faire revivre Pompéi – Roma Aeterna.

Faire revivre Pompéi Les reconstitutions numériques sont pléthoriques et certaines laissent d’ailleurs plus libre court à l’imagination qu’à la fidélité archéologique et historique.

Faire revivre Pompéi – Roma Aeterna

La société italienne Altair4 est connue pour la qualité de son travail et nous propose ici une saisissante reconstitution de la cité de Pompéi avant l’éruption fatale du Vésuve en 79 ap. J. -C. Cette reconstitution est basée sur le travail d’universitaires et sur des décennies de recherche historique et archéologique. VIDÉO. Découvrez Pompéi avant l'éruption du Vésuve ! Les habitants de Pompéi dévoilent de nouveaux secrets grâce au scanner. Grâce à la technologie scanner, une équipe d'archéologues italiens a mis en évidence la très bonne santé dentaire des habitants de Pompéi au moment de l'éruption du Vésuve, en 79 après Jésus-Christ.

Les habitants de Pompéi dévoilent de nouveaux secrets grâce au scanner

Ces travaux ont également permis de lever le voile sur les causes de la mort des milliers de victimes découvertes depuis. Dans la ville de Pompéi, les dentistes devaient mettre la clé sous la porte les uns après les autres... Pompéi en 3D numérique, de la démo à l’outil scientifique - 17 mai 2015. SURVOL.

Pompéi en 3D numérique, de la démo à l’outil scientifique - 17 mai 2015

C’est une animation 3D impressionnante : le survol des ruines de Pompéi, avec la possibilité de naviguer au-dessus du site archéologique. Ce projet, appelé Digital Pompéi et présenté fin avril 2015 à la conférence Build de Microsoft à San Francisco, n’est pour l’heure qu’une démonstration. Mais il a tout pour devenir un outil à destination des chercheurs. "Aujourd’hui il n’existe qu’un plan sur AutoCAD de Pompéi, et pas complètement juste, explique Yves Ubelmann, architecte et président de la start-up Iconem qui a réalisé cette animation. La 3D permet de restituer la précision géométrique, beaucoup de détails sur les textures, des données volumétriques mais aussi des informations sur la conservation des murs, sur l’état des toitures qui protègent les ruines, ce qui peut aider à la gestion du site". Pendant le mois de juillet 2014, l’équipe d'Iconem a pris sur place 30.000 photos depuis un drone et un ballon captif muni d’un bras robotisé.

Silence, Pompéi s'éteint. Pompeii Bibliography and Mapping Project. A Day in Pompeii - Full-length animation. Pompéi - Attention danger. Saving the Villa of the Mysteries. (Pasquale Sorrentino) The stunning frescoes of the Villa of the Mysteries include one room with a painted frieze widely considered to depict an initiation rite into the cult of Dionysus, the god of wine, pictured at the center of this panel.

Saving the Villa of the Mysteries

The moment the Villa of the Mysteries was discovered in spring 1909, it was at risk. Once protected by a layer of at least 30 feet of the volcanic ash and soil that had fallen on Pompeii in A.D. 79, the villa’s stunning decoration was immediately exposed to potential damage from the elements and earthquakes, one of which occurred a bit more than a month after excavations began.

As each wheelbarrow of debris was removed, revealing columns, artifacts, mosaics, and frescoes, the threat increased. It soon became clear that the house and its vibrant paintings were extraordinarily vulnerable, not only to sun, rain, and wind, but also to theft. Five months after the Villa of the Mysteries was first uncovered, it still had no roof to protect it. Jarrett A. The Inconvenient Coin: Dating the Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Or not.

The Inconvenient Coin: Dating the Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Even after visiting the exhibition, many may not realise the long accepted date of the eruption is even in doubt (I saw the topic briefly mentioned a couple of times in item descriptions) let alone that there exists a key piece of evidence that puts the date to bed definitively. Evidence that was sadly (for me, anyway) absent from the exhibition. Firstly, you may ask from where the traditional eruption date of 24th August originates? In a letter [6.16] to Tacitus (written 25 years after the event), our old friend Pliny the Younger describes the eruption that took place on “Nonum Kal September” or “the ninth day before the Kalends of September” i.e.

August 24th. Despite this, scepticism for this summer eruption date has actually been widespread since the first large scale excavations in the 18th Century. They lay in this archaeological limbo until 2006 when an expert (Grete Stefani, Boscoreale Antiquarium) finally got round to cataloguing them and made an amazing discovery. Ten New Buildings Open in Pompeii. As Pompeii Crumbles...How will it be remembered? Posted on 12.

As Pompeii Crumbles...How will it be remembered?

Mar, 2014 by Brittany Britanniae in Roman culture The word Pompeii invokes various imagery and feelings within individuals. From some, it may simply be the name of “some old place” or be the title of their favorite song or movie. However, we all know (through research, study or school) that Pompeii was one of the great cities in Ancient Rome that was wiped out by a volcano. ''Pompei ieri e oggi'' di Francesco Erbani. Pompei 1945, i soldati americani in licenza visitano Pomepi e il Vesuvio. Pompei 1937, nuove importanti scoperte. Bruxelles signe un plan d'action avec l'Italie pour sauver Pompéi. (Boursier.com) — Pompéi est en danger... Le site romain, enseveli sous les cendres du Vésuve en l'an 79 de l'ère chrétienne, est régulièrement victime d'effondrements, faute d'une restauration suffisante.

Le commissaire européen chargé de la politique régionale, Johannes Hahn, se rend vendredi sur ce site archéologique de renommée mondiale, afin de signer un "plan d'action" avec les autorités italiennes. Artemis fresco stolen from Pompeii - General news. (ANSAmed) - Naples, March 18 - A portion of a fresco of Apollo and Artemis has been stolen from the world-famous archeological site of Pompeii, Italian dailies reported Tuesday. Citing an employee at the world's largest open-air museum, newspapers Il Mattino and Il Messaggero said the fresco portion, measuring roughly 20x20 cm, has been missing from the House of Neptune for one week.

The missing portion depicted the goddess Artemis, who was seated before her brother Apollo. It was stolen by experts, police say. The area is a part of Pompeii currently receiving funds under the ambitious Great Pompeii Project, which includes 105 million euros allocated by the European Commission for restoration and conservation. In addition to thefts, collapses in recent weeks have drawn renewed calls to increase protection at the ancient site, with UNESCO warning it could fall down completely without "extraordinary measures". Three restored Pompeii domus unveiled - Lyfestyle. (ANSA) - Pompeii, April 17 - Culture Minister Dario Franceschini was attracting Easter visitors by inaugurating three restored domus (houses) at the ancient archaeological site of Pompeii on Thursday. The domus are those of Marcus Lucretius Fronto, Romulus and Remus, and Trittolemo, according to a statement by the office of the special superintendent for archeological heritage in Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia.

The domus of Romulus and Remus and Trittolemo "were aristocratic houses," said Superintendent Massimo Osanna. "They're near the entrance and also the large sanctuaries of Venus and Apollo". Both were badly damaged during World War II bombing raids and have never been open to the public. The domus of Marcus Lucretius Fronto, a prominent politician during the second century AD, was opened "because it did not require a great amount of resources," added Osanna.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © Copyright ANSA. Rescue of Pompeii ruins follows new plan. A ruin facing ruin, Pompeii looks to one of its doomed sister cities in its latest rescue effort. Italian officials this month unveiled details of the Great Pompeii Project, a 105-million-euro ($145 million U.S.) project to restore the famed Roman town, pillaged by treasure hunters, overrun by tourists, and wracked by the elements in the four centuries since its rediscovery.

A highly innovative, "maintenance-based" approach to restoration will guide the project, said Massimo Osanna, the newly appointed superintendent of the site, in a statement. Des murs s'effondrent à Pompéi à cause de la pluie. L'Italie se mobilise pour sauver Pompéi. Pompéi : les nouvelles autorités italiennes veulent reprendre en main le site archéologique - Arts & Spectacles.