Pliny the Younger, the eye witness of the eruption of the Mount Vesuvius in 79AD

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. HeContinue reading “Pliny the Younger, the eye witness of the eruption of the Mount Vesuvius in 79AD”

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The walls of Pompeii: the inscriptions and the graffiti

The walls of the houses in Pompeii are frequently covered with inscriptions: these are electoral propaganda messages that urge the citizens to vote for one or other of the candidates. At times an entire category of workers (goldsmiths, marble-cutters, bakers) holds the candidacy. At other times an aspiring magistrate puts himself forward to the peopleContinue reading “The walls of Pompeii: the inscriptions and the graffiti”

Pompeii in 3 D – Film

Pompeii (referred to by marketing as Pompeii in 3D) is an upcoming American disaster-adventure film co-written, produced and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, the film starsKit Harington, Emily Browning, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, with Jared Harris, and Kiefer Sutherland.   BOOK  YOUR 2 HOURS TOUR OF POMPEII 

Cape Misenum, the Rome foremost military port

According to the mythology Misenum was named after Misenus, a companion of Hector and trumpeter on the Aeneas ship as recounted in Virgil’s poem. Cape Miseno is the headland that marks the northwestern limit of the Gulf of Naples as well as the Bay of Pozzuoli in southern Italy. The cape is directly across fromContinue reading “Cape Misenum, the Rome foremost military port”

The Temple of Isis at Pompeii

The Temple of Isis at Pompeii is a Roman temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis. This small and almost intact temple was among one of the first discoveries during the excavation of Pompeii in 1764. Isis was a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs. She was worshipped as the ideal mother, wife, the matronContinue reading “The Temple of Isis at Pompeii”