Pompeii Informative Speech

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he tremors of a storm that will soon pass i refuse to leave. we have been loyal to the gods, why should they punish us? vesuvius is inactive! it hasn 't erupted in many centuries! the only thing we can do is wait for the storm to pass at least wait until the morning. we can make a final decision then. no there 's still time we must go to the open country immediately meet me by the baths in two minutes yes! isn 't it terrible, the scientists are treating human beings like artifacts! is that all you are concerned about? learning more about their lives? don 't you have any respect for those who died at pompeii? how would you want to be treated if you were one of the thousands that died at Pompeii? would you want to be treated like any other…show more content…
Emily Axelsen: I do not think it is terrible. I find it fascinating that we can now learn so much about life in Pompeii! For me, examining the bodies that died at Pompeii means that we can learn about the lives of those who died so they will never be forgotten. For example, I was recently reading an article where Sarah Griffiths explained that we can learn more about the hairstyles and clothes of people who lived in Pompeii by exploring the bodies. Katherine: is that all you are concerned about? learning more about…show more content…
don 't you have any respect for those who died at Pompeii? how would you want to be treated if you were one of the thousands that died at Pompeii? would you want to be treated like any other artifact or respected like a human being? as stephania giudice told natashas sheldon "even though it happened 2,000 years ago, it could be a boy, a mother, or a family. it 's human archeology, not just archeology." Emily Axelsen: I understand your argument, however the restorers take special care to respect and handle the bodies with extreme care. For example, restorers, such as Dr. Giudice, apply plaster to make casts extremely carefully to make sure that the remains are not damaged. Katherine: but are the remains even worth excavating? we already know about ancient hairstyles and cloths, don 't we? Emily Axelsen: Through the excavation, archaeologists have also learned about the diets of the Pompeiians and Romans through excavated teeth. Researchers have even concluded that the ancient Romans had an excellent diet of low sugar and lots of fiber! Katherine: i guess i just keep thinking about my ancestors who died during the eruption. i can 't imagine what they went through which makes me more cautious about conducting experiments

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