POMPEII - University of Florida

POMPEII - University of Florida

POMPEII Laura Ragoonanan Chantal Raymond Kevin Moore

Eruption of August 24-25 79AD

Pliny --a Roman administrator and poet, whose many vivid letters have been

preserved

Warning signs

People were unprepared Curiosity instead of fear Eruption of August 24-25 79AD

Eruptions took 17 hrs

Big and small one

People that were left behind were either the old or the young.

Many died from Thermal Shock At least 750oF

Eruption cont

Long periods of inactivity at Vesuvius

False sense of security People were not aware of the impact of past

eruptions Wiped out previously

densely populated sites

Avellino prumice 1800 BC Pompeii: Before the Eruption

Founded in the 18th century BC by the Oscans 6th Century BC, under Greek rule 400 BC: Conquered by Samnites

80 BC: Conquered by Rome Pompeii: Before the Eruption

Recovering from Earthquake of 62 A.D.

Many repairs and reconstruction Trying to Carry on with life as usual

Booming Economy

Large Mediterranean trade point Holiday Villas of the Rich profiting

Wells dried up 10 days before Cows on the hills were behaving strangely

Pompeii is unique because. Excavations

City rediscovered in 1590 by workmen

digging a canal, and again in 1711. Recognized as Pompeii in 1736. Fully excavated in 1748

Skeletons found in 1982 that may have boarded ships. All excavations finished in 1983

Current restoration and conservation

POMPEII Location

POMPEII Uncovering the City

HOUSE OF FAUN HOUSE OF VETTI

Pompeii Beware of dog

FORUM Pompeii

GRAFFITI Graffiti walls

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STREETS Via dellAbbondanza

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THERMOPOLIUM Pompeii

p52 THEATER Pompeii

PALAESTRA AMPHITHEATER

Pompeii TEMPLES

Pompeii BATHS

Pompeii

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