Pompeii and Herculaneum


The British Museum’s Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition was a cultural highlight. It wholly enraptured its visitors in the Ancient Roman #lifestyle, proving to be both historically mesmerising yet expressively poignant.


Romans took great pride in lavishing their homes. Everything from intricate mosaic decors to #extravagant garden sculptures. However when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, it wiped out this #heritage and #civilisation. With 250°C hot surges travelling 30m every second, its people were killed instantly. Astonishingly, human corpses were sealed in ash and resin; the preserved skeleton of the ‘resin woman’ is palpable.


Thanks to Pliny the Younger, a Pompeian citizen who kept a diary record of the eruption, historians were able to retrace the ruined cities and rewrite its antiquity. The #Romans, having lived a life of pleasure and relative modernity (the exhibit featured piping from a complex water system as well as early structures of kitchen stoves), rendered it difficult for visitors not to be moved by the experience, as their homes were the prototypes of the modern day society known today. This, in addition to the ubiquitous human nature, means that the ancient cities are UNESCO World Heritage Sites visited by circa 2.5 million visitors per year.

Tags:

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Archive
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
About Us

Wherever you are. Wherever you go.

We know you need to speak the language and understand the culture, but you are "always on the go".

Our approach is to bring the teaching and knowledge to you.

Mobile, interactive, innovative, fun and efficient, our teaching and consulting revolve around your busy schedule. We provide a selection of tools and platforms combining traditional and online tutoring.

© 2021 by Languages for Businesses 

Find Us / Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8810 1330

Email: info@lfb-team.com

Languages for Businesses

4th Floor

169 Piccadilly, Mayfair

London W1J 9EH

Make an Enquiry

Contact us today to find out how we can help your business with the language skills it needs.