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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.

He decided to land in Stabia, where lived his friend, but he died because of the toxic gases.

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The route taken by Pliny the Elder from Miseno to Stabia during the eruption in 79AD

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 certificate of excellence by Tripadvisor

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I am very pleased to share with you this new goal.
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An ancient harbour brought to light in the center of Naples

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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.

By http://www.incampania.com

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Piazza Municipio map

Piazza Municipio map

Pompeii in 3 D – Film

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Pompeii 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 HaringtonEmily BrowningCarrie-Anne MossAdewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeJessica Lucas, with Jared Harris, and Kiefer Sutherland.

 

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Naples, the digital reproduction of the masterpieces of Raphael, Caravaggio and Leonardo

The masterpieces of the great artists reproduced digitally.

There are the most important works of Leonardo , Raphael and Caravaggio in ” An impossible exhibition – The work of art in the age of digital reproduction ” , the exhibition is in the convent of St. Domenico Maggiore in Naples . It’s possible to visit for five months, until 21 April 2014. Why the exhibition is “impossible”?

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The masterpieces of great artists

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Because there are about 117 original size reproductions in chronological order of the masterworks on backlit panels with a very high resolution.

The project, conceived and directed by Renato Parascandolo with the scientific direction of the professor Ferdinando Bologna , is touring Italy and the world, from Chicago to Malta.

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The exhibition is under the patronage of the President of the Republic, is sponsored by the Forum of Cultures. It’s promoted by RAI and the City of Naples , and carried by the cultural Polo Pietrasanta in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Education, and the Academy of Fine Arts.

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Open every day from 10am to 10pm , entrance 5 euro.

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A christian treasure of Naples!

The Baptistery of St. Giovanni in Fonte next to the Church of St. Restituta is considered the most ancient Baptistery of the western Mediterranean.

The building, probably founded in the second half of the fourth century by Severo, Bishop of Naples, is characterized by a squared-plan whose edges create an octagonal drum culminating in a dome. This unique structure has oriental architectural elements and wonderful mosaics.

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Baptistery of St. Giovanni in Naples

They are among the most precious ones, certainly more ancient than the ones in Rome and Ravenna.

Under the dome there is a  baptismal font, dug out of the floor, where the Catechumen knelt and were baptized with ablutions of water. The newly baptized could have risen up their faces and admire the extraordinary mosaics which introduced them to a mystic and holy world.

 

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A special tour at Pompeii

My job as a tour guide allows me to meet a number of people, most of them very interesting.
A few days ago I guided at Pompeii a couple of tourists, Tony and Tatiana.

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Tony is a young person, totally blind and 80% deaf in both ears without his hearing aids.

He has a great passion for travels and he has visited all seven of the World’s continents.

He has written several books about his world adventures.

The books are travel diaries of the observations and experiences of a blind man as he travels around the world.

I invite everyone to visit his nice site

http://www.tonythetraveller.com/

 

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Book Information:

Seeing The World My Way

A totally blind and partially deaf guy’s global adventures

Seeing the World My Way follows Tony Giles’ journey of hedonism and thrill-seeking adventure as he travels across North America, Asia and Australasia. Full of drama, danger and discovery, this fascinating travel biography is a young blind man’s view of the world as he sets out to achieve his dream, dealing with disability whilst living life to the limit.

Paperback published by SilverWood Originals. Price £8.99. ISBN 978-1-906236-38-0. 224 pages.

UPDATE: The e-book is available now from BristoleBooks, and also on Amazon.

Seeing The World My Way is now available to order from most bookshops, on Amazon, and directly from the publisher at silverwoodbooks.co.uk/my-way.

 

 

 

 

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