Rome Reborn Images - Rome Reborn 2.2 - City Views An aerial view of the city center seen from the east. Visible are the Tiber River, Circus Maximus, Palatine, and Colosseum. Monsters and mythical creatures invade Rome (photos) The Roman National Museum at Palazzo Massimo is hosting a superb and original exhibition called “Mostri, creature fantastiche della paura e del mito” (Monsters, fantastic creatures of fear and myth). The show brings together over 100 works from 40 museums, depicting fantastical creatures, all in a series of dark passages intended to resemble the Minotaur’s labyrinth. Monsters.
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. 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.
Using the Web to Take Virtual Field Trips By: Kennedy Schultz Helping kids learn about the world can be an exciting adventure for both adults and kids. When I teach about the chateaux of the Loire Valley in France or ancient Mayan sites in Mexico, I’m always looking for kid-friendly resources that can provide accurate information and engaging authentic pictures that hold the attention of little ones. Virtual Field Trips Since my field trip budget is pretty limited, I especially love websites that offer virtual tours and live webcams to show kids what it REALLY looks like in another world location.
Rough Timeline of the Templar Order Some dates approximate. 1023 Bl. Gerard Thom founds the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, also known as the Knights Hospitallers, to care for sick pilgrims 5 Examples of Latin in Video that You Didn't Know About Posted on 25. Jun, 2014 by Brittany Britanniae in Latin Language, Roman culture Salve Omnes! Video games permeate through our world from the popular game consoles, Facebook games, phone apps, and so on. But, I bet you didn’t know that some of your favorite video games…actually have Latin in them! The Unofficial Ancient Roman Monster Survival Guide Posted on 22. Oct, 2013 by Brittany Britanniae in Latin Language, Roman culture Welcome to the Unofficial Ancient Roman Monster Guide!
The Inconvenient Coin: Dating the Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum Or not. 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. Promenade à Montmartre - Learn French In Context Aujourd'hui, j’ai décidé de vous emmener dans un petit coin de Paris bien connu et aimé de tous les touristes et des parisiens pareillement. En effet la butte Montmartre attire plus d’un million de touristes chaque année ! Mais c’est une balade que j'adore, un quartier unique : un petit village intemporel en plein coeur de Paris ! Today, I’ve decided to take you to a little area of Paris very well-known and loved by all the tourists and Parisians alike. Indeed, the mound Montmartre attracts more than 1 million tourists every year !
The End of Christendom by Eamon Duffy Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450–1650 by carlos m. n. eire yale, 920 pages, $40 Next year marks the fifth centenary of one of the few precisely datable historical events that can be said to have changed the world forever. In 1517, an unknown German professor from an undistinguished new university protested against the sordid trade in religious benefits known as “indulgences,” which were then being peddled around Germany to fund grandiose plans to rebuild St. Make a Roman Wax Tablet Writing tablets have been used for thousands of years, long before paper was readily available. In ancient Greece and Rome, wax tablets were very popular. These were small, book sized wooden tablets that were hollowed out on one side and covered with a thin layer of wax. You could write on the wax with a stylus – a pointy tool made of metal, wood or bone. If you wanted to change your message you could either smooth the wax out again or heat it up to melt it. Two tablets were often tied together so they could be open and shut like a book, protecting your writing.
How many Greek legends were really true? The culture and legends of ancient Greece have a remarkably long legacy in the modern language of education, politics, philosophy, art and science. Classical references from thousands of years ago continue to appear. But what was the origin of some of these ideas? 1. As Pompeii Crumbles...How will it be remembered? Posted on 12. 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. What most people don’t know (or don’t focus on) was the life of Pompeii before it was covered in ash.
Museums of the World Reviews An Apple Virtual field trip selection. Museums of the World gives you free access to thousands of museums around the world. It’s designed to give you up-to-date information about museums, exhibitions and other cultural events in your city and across the world. This easy to use and professionally designed application is a must-have for art and culture lovers, travel aficionados and all those who want the right information instantly in the palm of their hand! With Museums of the World you can find museums, exhibitions and events near you based on your GPS location and use Maps navigation information to find them. Detailed presentation of every museum and gallery gives you all the necessary information.