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This is the theme of a prestigious exhibition that will be divided into three places and four times, which tells of influences, spiritual, social, political and artistic grafts originated by cults and elements of style born or passed through the land of the Nile, three places which are part of a broader reflection of the deepening relations between Pompeii and the great civilizations overlooking the Mediterranean.
Date in TURIN: 5th of March 2016 Museo Egizio: exhibition of 330 new artifacts (172 from Pompeii).
Date in POMPEI: 16th of April 2016 – exhibition of seven monumental Egyptian statues.
Date in MANN: 28th of June 2016 – exposure route on the set of Isis cults that were born or arrived in Campania from the east through Egypt.
At the time of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79 the Roman fleet under the command of Pliny the Elder was stationed across the Bay of Naples at Misenum.
Pliny was a scientist, a historian and a naturalist and he felt the need to get closer to observe the phenomenon of the eruption.
He decided to land in Stabia, where lived his friend, but he died because of the toxic gases.
Pliny’s nephew, whom we know as Pliny the Younger, was with him at Misenum, but did not venture out on the ships with his uncle. He stayed back at Misenum and observed the events from there. He also received first-hand reports from those who had been with his uncle at his death. Based on this information Pliny the Younger wrote two letters to the historian Tacitus that recount the events surrounding the eruption of Vesuvius and the death of Pliny the Elder.
The letters survive and provide a vivid account of the events.
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The three English historical books writers Ben Kane, Anthony Riches, and Russell Whitfield the last week walked all the way from the Amphitheatre of Capua to Rome dressed in Legionaries kit. The purpose of the 7 days walk was to raise money for the charity associations Medicines san Frontiers and Combat Stress. The three boys have always been in high spirit despite of horrible blisters, some muscular injuries and a frequent rain. I’m honoured to have participated at the venture assisting and guiding the walkers 8 entire days between Pompeii and Rome, being always along side them, just comfortably sitting in a minivan.
Seven days across the Italy with the historical books best seller writers Ben Kane, Anthony Riches and Russell Whitfield. This 3 British guys are marching dressed in legionaries kit from the amphitheater of Capua to the Colosseum in Rome, to raise money for Combat Stress and Medicines sans Frontier. I’m guiding them through the villages and the historical sites located along the route.
The well preserved fishing boat was found in 1984 during the excavations of the beach. It was totally carbonized form the Vesuvius eruption of the year 79 AD. Suddenly after the discovery was patiently restaured and consolidated by italian specialists in the presevatin of the ancient wood. This extraordaniry find is now displayed in a museum next to the archaeological site. Unfortunately, the museum is only occasionally open becaus of the luck of fundings.
The realization of the Line 1 of Naples underground allowed the reconstruction of the landscape, the topography and the functions of the coast between the sites of Partenope and Neapolis.
The station of Piazza Municipio stands inside an ancient creek, that used to stretch out on a tuff promontory from Castel Nuovo to the Ferry station and the area around the Church di Santa Maria di Porto Salvo.
In the Piazza Municipio have been brought to light the I century A.C. ruins of an harbour (whose deepest seabed are notched by dredgings datable between the end of the IV century and the second half of the III century B.C.) with a quay in calcareous rock supported by wooden poles, perpendicular to the coastline, along which were abandoned two boats ( shipwreck A and C) and a third one (shipwreck B) of the end of the II and beginning of the III century A.C. At the beginning of the V century A.C., the harbor basin became swampy; the piazza Municipio, during the Middle Ages, was characterized by the presence of house ruins around the Castel Nuovo, destroyed at the beginning of the 16th century for the construction of bastions.