Sunday, July 18, 2010

Excavation of Pompeii

Excavation of Pompeii :
Since its discovery in the 1700s, Pompeii has been in a state of archaeology excavation. Many teams of archaeologists have worked on the site, with the result that Pompeii has yielded many artifacts from ancient times. In addition to wonderful frescoes and other objects of art, the town has given us a true picture of life during the Roman era.

Many of the artifacts found in Pompeii are in museums, notably the one in Naples. Sadly, about 2,000 bodies were discovered, their outlines preserved forever by the hardened ash, mud and debris.

At the bottom of the home page of this website, you can see plaster casts of some of the bodies found at Pompeii.

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