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August 24th 79 AD. Eye Witness Account:. Pliny the Younger (a roman soldier).

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August 24th 79 ad

August 24th 79 AD

Eye Witness Account:

Pliny the Younger (a roman soldier)

“The cloud appeared to come out of the top of a mountain that was a long way away. The best way to describe it is to say that it looked like a pine tree. It shot straight up like a very tall trunk. At the top of the trunk, the cloud spread out like branches. Parts of the cloud were very bright, and parts were quite dark. The different colors were caused by the amount of cinders in the different parts of it.”


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Conjecture:


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Streets.

Conjecture:

Blocks for walkways, spaces for carts


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Ampitheater.


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Thermopolium.


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Pistrinum.


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Roman Baths.


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Scene 1.

Conjecture:

Rite of Passage to Womanhood


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Scene 1.

Conjecture:

Rite of Passage to Womanhood


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Scene 2.

Conjecture:

A Ceremony


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Scene 3.

Conjecture:

Part of a Ritual


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Scene 4.

Conjecture:

Disapproval of the Silenus


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Scene 5.

Conjecture:

Appearance of Dionysus (Roman god popular among women) with his mother Semele


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Scene 6.

Conjecture:

Shows the initiate returning from a journey


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Scene 7.

Conjecture:

Climax of the Rite


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Scene 8.

Conjecture:

Preparation for marriage


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Scene 9.

Conjecture:

Mother of the bride


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Scene 10.

Conjecture:

Eros, god of love


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BBC NewsApril 8th 2003Stolen Pompeii Frescoes Found

Italian police have recovered two famous frescoes that were stolen last weekend from a house in the Roman city of Pompeii, near Naples. The 1st Century frescoes were found at a construction site close to the historic city, after roadblocks were set up across the whole of Naples province. The authorities said they had already been packed, and that the aim may have been to smuggle them abroad. Both panels were damaged during the theft. Archaeological officials say they are not sure they will succeed in fully reconstructing them.

Stolen to order Police say the theft might have been commissioned by a collector, as selling such unique and well-known pieces on the open market would be virtually impossible. "If we had arrived a few hours later, we would have completely lost track (of the frescoes)," Colonel Gino Micale told Italian radio. The frescoes - a medallion of Cupid and a scene representing a cock pecking at a pomegranate - were clumsily removed from the villa's wall. Adjacent frescoes were damaged in the process. Fragments of them were found scattered across the floor. The frescoes come from Pompei's House of the Chaste Lovers, which is closed to the public. Historians believe the artist might have been at work inside the house at the time of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which buried the wealthy city in volcanic ash.


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