Essays Tagged: "Herculaneum"

Title is Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Re: the immediate and long term effects of eruption of Vesuvius.

HOW/WHY DID POMPEII AND HERCULANEUM DIE?WHAT WERE THE IMMEDIATE AND FUTURE EFFECTS?On the 24th of August, 79AD, the Italian ... the Italian volcano Vesuvius erupted. Many hours and six eruptions later, the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried. The people, and their activities at the time of the eruption, were suspende ... spended for centuries in layers of lava, ash and pumice. Though a peasant discovered the remains of Herculaneum in 1710, it was not until 1860, when Guiseppe Fiorelli was appointed to Professor of Arc ...

(7 pages) 57 0 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Why volcanoes become active and passive from the different perspectives of authors. How people have made up stories in order to understand the reasons on how volcanoes became active

of a large mountain known as "Mt. Somma" or "Mt. Vesuvius" lay two prosperous cities "Pompeii" and "Herculaneum". The people who lived in these cities lived a peaceful and productive life unbeknown to ... cities. By nightfall the volcano had gas-rich magma that flowed down and rolled through the city of Herculaneum destroying everything in its path. Repeated flows surged through the city and buried the ...

(4 pages) 29 0 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Urban Life In Pompeii and Herculaneum.

The ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were once alive with activity beore the erruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79AD. In 1860 archae ... administrative buildings. These finds give us an insight as to how the Pompeiians and the people of herculaneum lived their lives.The oldest and most important building in Pompeii was the Basilica. Th ... very busy places with lots of people using them. This suggests to us that the people of Pompeii and Herculaneum were very social people; they enjoyed being outdoors to watch shows, doing some shopping ...

(3 pages) 49 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The History of the Vesuvious Volcano.

n only takes gold, jewels, and the occasional princess, but this volcano took 2 cities (Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 A.D.), the lives of over 10,000 people, and for three years (1883-5) the 80 square ...

(1 pages) 28 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

What does archaeological evidence reveal about how people in Pompeii and Herculaneum lived?

una. It was surely thanks to the intervention of the goddess Fortuna that the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum ever again were to be seen in the light of day. For archaeologists, it is certainly heav ... use of Vedius Siricus (Pompeii) captures the essence of daily life in Pompeii (and to lesser extant Herculaneum). While findings of fishnets, sinkers, and bronze fish hooks imply a quiet fishing life ...

(6 pages) 49 0 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Four Styles of Wall Paintings.

Most paintings from the Roman era have been found in Pompeii and Herculaneum, and many other towns in the Bay of Naples. There are four different Pompeian styles of ... mple of the fourth style of painting can be found on page 96 of our textbook. This painting is from Herculaneum.

(2 pages) 35 1 2.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Art Essays

The Destruction of Pompeii (works cited throughout the essay).

t certain death for the people in the region. Three cities were hit hard by the eruption - Stabiae, Herculaneum, and of course, Pompeii. The latter two were demolished, but Pompeii was unquestionably ... e trauma that this eruption caused is evident through the fact that Rome did not rebuild Pompeii or Herculaneum, although it was common practice at the time. One can only imagine the terror and pain t ...

(3 pages) 37 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Every day life in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Leisure Activities:In both Pompeii and Herculaneum, entertainment came in many forms. People could attend the theatre, people could go to t ... might be playing board games with dice, reciting poetry or playing music. From excavations of both Herculaneum and Pompeii, numerous taverns have been discovered, four public baths in Pompeii and two ... ompeii, numerous taverns have been discovered, four public baths in Pompeii and two public baths in Herculaneum have been discovered, and two theatres have been found in Pompeii and one theatre in Her ...

(9 pages) 37 0 5.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Mount Vesuvius: An Active Volcano

The most famous of its eruptions was the A.D. 79 eruption that destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. This is when Vesuvius became active.Before any eruptions occurred, Vesuvius was actuall ... happened. The volcano erupted very violently and sent ash and pumice into the cites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The eruption lasted many hours and people soffocated in the toxic ash trying to escape. ...

(1 pages) 14 0 5.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

Explain the impact of trade and commerce to the life of the people and towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Explain the impact of trade and commerce to the life of the people and towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.It is only through the extensive evidence found throughout archaeological excavations th ... clear idea about the flourishing commercial and trade activity in the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Through the hundreds of houses, shops, art-works, workshops and road surfaces found, it ...

(5 pages) 16 0 4.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Four styles of Roman wall painting: Incrustation style; Architectural style; Ornate style; and Intricate style

o small sections, appearing as masonry blocks. The other wall painting appears in Samnite house, in Herculaneum during c.2nd BC. This elaborate marbled panel appears as wall of bricks with glittering ... the kitchens or dining areas the frescoes represent the still life, for example still-life found in Herculaneum, depicts a bird and some sort of vases.Other examples come from the House of the Vettii. ...

(6 pages) 5518 0 0.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Art Essays

Art and Lesiure in Ancient Pompeii

d in the region of Campania, in the territory of the contemporary town of Pompei. Along with nearby Herculaneum, its sister city, Pompeii was completely buried under a 20 metre layer of ash and pumice ... ntings, sculptures and frescoes devoted to him. A series of artworks of Hercules that were found at Herculaneum's basilica, you could see the importance and influence of religion in politics as Hercul ...

(4 pages) 1341 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers

Geometry and Pompeii

Geometry and Significance of Pompeii and HerculaneumMay 4, 2014MATA201APatrick WilsonGeometry and Significance of Pompeii and HerculaneumGeom ... mes, this geometry can be found in many places. Two cities designed around geometry are Pompeii and Herculaneum.Pompeii and Herculaneum site along the western coast of Italy, a perfect place to build ... volcano. In 79 A.D. Mt. Vesuvius erupted destroying both cities and killing about 2000 and covering Herculaneum in mud and Pompeii in ash (Calter, 2008). In 1748 Pompeii was discovered and excavated b ...

(2 pages) 3 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Art Essays

the issue of ethics in pompeii and Herculaneum

Briana WallaceAncient History Assignment 1: ETHICSThe excavations at Pompeii and Herculaneum have raised a number of ethical and conservation issues. The issues include; the display ... erials often do more damage than good'. This is confirmed when Amedo Maiuri director of Pompeii and Herculaneum between 1924-1961, attempted to re-create the two towns as they were prior to the erupti ... on; however, the damage had already been done. Pietro Giovanni Guzzo, Superintendent at Pompeii and Herculaneum, believes that conservation needs to take precedence over excavation, he says it is 'cru ...

(5 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers