Almost two thousands of years after being baried by falling ash from a two-day volcanic eruption, Pompeii reveals fascinating details about day to day life in the Roman Empire. Pompeii’s population roughly 20,000 inhabitants practiced several religions. This is evidenced by temples dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis, as well as the presense of Jews and worshipers of Cybele (called the “Great Mother” by her followers). Pompeii’s citizens practiced all of these religions in apparent peaceful coexistence with followers of the state religion, but worshipped Jupiter and the Roman emperor they led astonishingly long lives, assisted by doctors and dentists, and were very well educated.
The Otizi: Iceman Murder Mystery video features the discovery of an ancient mummified human body in the Italian Alps. This video explains that the importance of this discovery is due to the great preservation of the ancient body as well as the discovery of several artifacts located alongside with the body. The archaeologists determined that the discovered body otherwise known as Otizi or the Iceman is one of the most preserved set of human remains in the world. This discovery led to many scientists and archaeologists to conduct tests and experiments in order to recreate Otizi life, culture, and the events that led up to his death. These experiments and tests are necessary for the scientific community and in archaeology because Oitzi can tell
Dido you know that the ancient Greeks made a list on places you should visit when you go on vacations? In the articles “How to Save the Taj Mahal” by Jeffrey Bartholet and “World’s Wonders, Worn Down” by Cody Crane, the two authors explains the importance of the Taj Mahal. Keeping that in mind, the Taj Mahal should be preserved of all cost. Bartholet explains his personal journey to the Taj Mahal and the history of the Taj Mahal, also trouble that the Taj is facing like pollution problems.
I agree that Rome was not overthrown by external enemies but was defeated by its own internal problems. The fall of Rome was mainly due to internal problems because the Romans were only fulfilling their own needs, the law were not reliable and the struggle with the right emperor led to the end of Rome. These internal problems made the empire unstable and led to external problems. For example, in document C, Marcellinus, a Roman soldier criticizes the Romans for being selfish and only worrying about themselves.
In the article “Etruscans, Losing Their Edge,” Annie Dillard digs into the Etruscan culture. Inspired by the photographic work of Carol Munder, Dillard asks the question of what were these people like, in order to gain an understanding of their culture through their remnants, statues of bronze. Dillard proceeds to explain the history of the Etruscans and how little is known about them. The Etruscans were hated during their short and cruel reign. The Romans swiftly conquered the Etruscans, banishing them into the cold, dark pages of history books.
Pompeii’s daily life was similar to our daily life. Pompeii’s medical system was different, but similar to our medical system. Our medical systems are similar because of the high-level First-Aid and sewing the injured. We are different because they had “Dr. Moms”.
In today 's world, sea divers and treasure hunters have found shipwrecks that contain millions of dollars while others have purchased priceless items for a measly rate. Because of these finds and purchases, the public raises the question: who owns these artifacts? Although it may seem obvious to you who owns the items, it is not an easy question. Start, for example, with Odyssey Marine Exploration, a US salvage company.
Museums are a place that serves as an alternative source of information. As time advances, society desensitizes the privilege of having access to such a distinctive reference; threatening the prevalence of museums. In order for a museum to successfully fulfill its purpose, a curator must consider the authenticity, educational value, and relevance of an exhibit. While the financial factor is the basis of any establishment, it can dull the purpose that it serves.
The architectural style of the Thomas Jefferson building of the United States Library of Congress, designed by Paul Pelz and John Smithmeyer, is a spectacular take on the Beaux-Arts style of architecture. Finished in 1897, the Thomas Jefferson building was the first of the three buildings of the Library of Congress to be built and is the most striking of the three. The interior of the building is just as intricately and innovatively designed as the exterior. Initially containing four interior courtyards (two have since been turned into additional bookshelves), the rooms inside are filled with many pieces of American made artwork and sculpture commissioned specifically for the building. Visitors to the United States Library of Congress can turn
The city of Yuma, Arizona is not a city that catches tourists eyes a lot, but every once in a while it does and one of the reasons people notice Yuma is because of the Yuma Territorial Prison. The Yuma Territorial Prison has been through thick and thin and is still standing today, a century and a half later(Murphy 1). The prison is no longer functioning, but it still manages to lure people in, not by breaking the law, but by its historical significance. The prison is unique in design and the impact it has had not just in Yuma, but in Arizona as a whole. The Yuma Territorial Prison today, as a museum, allows people to examine the design of the prison and how it reflects the time and place it was built, the negative effects the prison has caused