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21
February
2019

Where to eat in Pompeii

You can easily spend an entire day at the archaeological site of Pompeii. Discovering the secrets of the ancient city, stepping into crumbling buildings and marvelling at antique artefacts But during this jam-packed adventure, where should you stop to refuel? Pompeii is not like your everyday city which will have a café on every corner, so choosing the right place to eat is a bit tougher. Therefore, to make your trip easier, we have listed the best places to eat in and around Pompeii. Restaurants There are a number of restaurants lining the entrance to the site. The first and […]

   
  
15
February
2019

Who found Pompeii?

The ancient city of Pompeii may be famous nowadays, but for hundreds of years, it was merely a myth that the local people had long forgotten once existed. Its tragic end was due to the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The volcano blasted waves of ash and debris which buried the buildings and streets in a thick layer of volcanic ash. This slowly solidified into stone; resulting in the city to simply vanish, concealed from the outside world. But when and how did this extraordinary city become the largest and most visited archaeological site on the entire […]

   
  
4
February
2019

Which is the most dangerous volcano in the world?

Scattered throughout our planet are gigantic volcanos with fiery peaks and molten rock. Dispersed along our coasts, islands, and inland areas, these volcanos are a natural vent to the planet’s crust. Transferring scorching hot lava from the depth of the Earth’s core to the surface through explosive eruptions. Volcanos have been around long before humans arrived, existing for thousands of years. Nowadays, there are an assortment of volcanos still remaining, ranging from frequently active, dormant, or even extinct that are merely mountains now. Here is our list of the deadliest volcanos to humans on earth. Mount Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius is […]

   
  
24
January
2019

How Accurate is the Pompeii Movie to Reality?

Hollywood’s newly released movie adaptation ‘Pompeii,’ is based on one of the worst catastrophes in history; the volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient city of Pompeii. Needless to say, the movie contained flying fireballs, crumbling buildings, and fleeing crowds of extras, but how accurate was the movie to the actual historic event? The 79 BC eruption of Mount Vesuvius In the year 79 BC, the volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted, destroying the ancient city of Pompeii and a majority of its citizens. The warnings started days prior to the eruption, with small earthquakes felt frequently for four days beforehand. However, this […]

   
  
14
January
2019

Why you should visit Naples on your next Holiday

Italy can be an extraordinarily big place to visit. With exceptional cities, pristine coasts and historic areas all scatter in. With large attractions including Rome and Venice, the coastal city of Naples may fall through the cracks during your holiday in Italy. But some may be surprised at all the incredible sights and activities this city can offer, so don’t rule out Naples. Pizza Heaven Most who think of Italy will think of the country’s incredible food, most particularly the delicious creation of pizza! To all the pizza lovers out there (and let’s face it who isn’t) Naples is the […]

   
  
28
December
2018

What was the Graffiti of Pompeii?

The historic city of Pompeii was a prosperous place before its tragic demise. The city was hidden for decades, fading from memory until the rediscovery. The city re-emerged from the darkness, with crumbling buildings, historic artefacts, and even human remains to discover. Trapped in a natural time capsule, the city’s artefacts remained intact for modern day people to see. While uncovering Pompeii’s secrets, historians have discovered their customs and traditions although can be very different, can be quite similar to modern age practices. One of the most noteworthy practices is graffiti, which can be found scattered throughout the ancient city. […]

   
  
28
December
2018

The Bathhouses of Pompeii

Before the area’s destructive end, Pompeii was a flourishing city with certain habits, customs, and traditions. By discovering leftover artefacts and buildings of this ancient city, archaeologists have been able to shape the life of the city. Giving us a better understanding of the people who once lived in it. One of the main recurring structures discovered was the public bathhouses of Pompeii. Why were there Bathhouses? The Public bathhouses of Pompeii played a major part in the city’s culture and society. It was a communal activity in ancient Roman as all levels of social classes visited these baths. This […]

   
  
24
December
2018

What are Pompeii’s frescoes?

The historic city of Pompeii is famous for its tragic demise by Mount Vesuvius. A past prosperous city that thrived in the Roman Empire’s reign. The area was covered in a thick layer of volcanic debris, swallowing the city up for thousands of years underground. Archaeologists have unearthed incredible artefacts, including lasting frescoes that cover the walls of ancient Pompeii. What are Frescoes? Frescoes are a painting made out of water-based pigments on freshly applied plaster. The pigment is absorbed by the wet plaster, and when dry, reacts with air causing it to fix the pigment particles into the plaster. […]

   
  
6
December
2018

A Newly Discovered Erotic Fresco Unearthed In Pompeii

The historic city of Pompeii is famous throughout the world. Known for its tragic demise and its natural preservation after thousands of years underground. Archaeologists have unearthed incredible sights, including ancient buildings, traditional artefacts, and even human remains. However, they are still not done, with newly discovered pieces found every few years. Including the most recent unearthing of a fresco found in an ancient bedroom. However remarkable this discovery is, the fresco’s illustration is an unusual sight; depicting a woman having sex with a swan. The Legend The fresco is inspired from a classical mythology of the Spartan Queen Leda, […]

   
  
5
December
2018

How long was Pompeii buried before it was uncovered?

Pompeii is one of the most popular and largest archaeological tourist spots in the entire world. But once, it was a lost city, hidden from the world in a natural time capsule. Pompeii’s End The once thriving Roman city met its tragic end after Mount Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 BC. Waves of ash and gas destroyed all life within the city, burying the buildings, streets, and people in a thick layer of volcanic debris that solidified into stone. Leaving the once beloved city deep in the ground. Years past, and soon Pompeii vanish from existence until it was nothing more […]

   
  
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