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The Romani Walk

The Romani Walk is the title of an amazing, engaging and funny movie of the historical novel writers Ben Kane, Anthony Riches and Russel Whitfield. Emiliano had the great honor of being supporting actor and guide during their insane walk from Capua to Rome. Just take a relaxing sit and have a great time watching it.

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Ready for the great exhibition on “EGYPT AND POMPEI”

Turin, Pompeii and Naples joined by a large exhibition project with a single topic: Egypt

 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.

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Group’s field trip to Stabia

December, 2015

At the end of the working season as usual we have organized a day of study at the villas of ancient Stabiae.

Our archaeologist-guide Paolo Gardelli, expert of the site, accompanied us on a fantastic tour that made us discover unpublished frescoes and graffiti’s of precious archaeological site.

It is important to stay current on the latest archaeological discoveries, and we do not miss an opportunity to do so.

The day ended with a great lunch at Restaurant La Bettola del Gusto, our favourite restaurant in Pompeii.

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The cost of living in Pompeii

The cost of living in Pompeii seems to have been relatively low.

The Roman currency was comprised of coins which included asses (copper), dupondii (bronze), sestertii (bronze), denarii (silver) and aurei (gold).
Other denominations used were the quadrans, the quinarius argenteus and the quinarius aureus.

According to the sums of money found on the bodies of its inhabitants, Pompeii had some wealthy citizens.

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Some examples of basic costs are

Foodstuff:

A measure of ordinary wine     1as

A loaf of bread                          2 asses

A pound (0.33kg) of oil             2 dupondii

A modius (6.5kg) of wheat        15 dupondii

Utensils

Pot                           1 as

Plate                        1 as

Drinking cup            2 asses

General

Laundering a tunic           4 sestertii

A new tunic                     15 sestertii

1 mule                             130 denarii

1 slave                             630 denarii

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A Day in Pompeii – Full-length animation

A Day in Pompeii, a Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, was held at Melbourne Museum from 26 June to 25 October 2009. Over 330,000 people visited the exhibition — an average of more than 2,700 per day — making it the most popular traveling exhibition ever staged by an Australian museum.

Zero One created the animation for an immersive 3D theatre installation which gave visitors a chance to feel the same drama and terror of the town’s citizens long ago, and witness how a series of eruptions wiped out Pompeii over 48 hours.

Copyright 2010 Zero One Animation and Melbourne Museum.

Pompeian bodies from the ash

The plaster casts of Pompeii will be transferred to the restoration laboratory of the Superintendence Department in order to be studied with X ray investigations and scanner reconstruction.

The restoration of the Vesuvian ancient inhabitants is provided for the Great Pompeii Project and more than twenty of them will be on view at the exhibitionPompeii and Europe. 1748-1943” planned on May 27th in the Amphitheater in Pompeii.

This great exhibition project will collect testimonies from the first excavation in 1748 to the dramatic bombing of 1943.

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How and Why They Were Created

Giuseppe Fiorelli (1823 – 1896 Naples) was an Italian archaeologist.

He was director of the excavations of Pompeii after the unification of Italy. He conducted excavations in a systematic and scientific rigor, reorganized the archaeological area in regiones (quarters) and insulae (blocks).

It is due to his intuition the possibility of obtaining plaster casts of the victims of the eruption.
The Giuseppe Fiorelli’s technique consists in pour liquid plaster into the vacuum left in the ash when the bodies had decomposed to recreate the figures at the moment of their death.

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This technique can be used for any material that decomposes, particularly wood, it has allowed to be made of doors, windows, stairs and other parts of the houses in Pompeii.

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New “domus” will be open in Pompeii

Starting form August 4th, more guardians have been recruited in Pompeii archeological site, so it will be possible to visit many “domus”  that have been closed sice now. They will make the site much more interesting.

 

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The “domus” at issue are:

Termopolio di Vetutio Placido
Casa dei Ceii
Casa del Larario di Achille

Casa di Marco Lucrezio Frontone

Casa dell’Ara Massima
Casa di Apollo

Terme Suburbane
Casa della Caccia Antica

Casa di Cornelia

Casa di Marco Lucrezio

 

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