A gladiator’s helmet left behind in the ruins of Pompeii is the centrepiece of an exhibition unveiled in Melbourne. The 2,000-year-old bronze helmet is one of 250 items brought together at the Melbourne Museum to illustrate life in the ancient city. Museum manager Brett Dunlop says the helmet survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and was recovered 200 years ago. (Source)
everyone has that one thing they were obsessed with learning about as a kid that never goes away like it could have been years since you last looked something up related to it but the passion is still there man
do me a favour and reblog with what your childhood obsession was like I am so curious about everyone else’s because it can be the most specific thing and it’s amazing
Johan Christian Dahl (1788-1857)
“Eruption of Vesuvius” (1826)
Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located on the Gulf of Naples in Campania, Italy, about 9 km (5.6 mi) east of Naples. It is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and several other settlements.
The skeletons of Herculaneum.
Thought to be the remains of those killed following the eruption of mount Vesuvius in 79AD.
The victims were found huddled in groups taking refuge inside the cramped boat houses by the shore. They were possibly awaiting evacuation or hoping for the disaster to pass, but were killed instantly by a blast of debris and gas that melted the flesh from their bones and left them forever frozen in a blanket of ash.
Summary:You’re head over heels for your best friend Bucky and hate the nickname he gave you as it doesn’t exactly scream romance.
Word count: 4284…oops
Warnings:Same as always
A/N: Okay here it is chapter 8. Let me know if the flow of this chapter is okay, if it makes sense. I’d like to get a better feel of how I construct scenes so I can improve for the future. I LOVE feedback, you have no idea. So don’t be afraid to lemme know how you feel!
Also, there is a line in here with an asterisk (*) after it. It is a paraphrase from Criminal Minds season 3 episode 8 said by Penelope Garcia to Derek Morgan and it is something that has always stuck with me and I just thought it was so perfect for this chapter.
watching Investigation Discovery’s documentary on the world’s most notorious
serial killers at one o’clock in the morning while finishing off the leftover
apple pie in an essentially deserted tower wasn’t the smartest move. Every sound was suddenly more sinister and
every shadow could be hiding a deranged murderer who wanted nothing more than
to chop off your head and keep it in the freezer, which had startled you so
badly when it spit out ice cubes into its inner bin that you spilled an entire
glass of water on Ferdinand who ran shrieking from the room and knocked over
what was probably a very expensive vase.
The Embracing Pompeii Couple Might Actually Be Two Men
“The Two Maidens” of Pompeii have long stood as an iconic image of Pompeii’s tragic destruction and a symbol of human love. The two bodies, seemingly holding arm in arm, were one of the hundreds of people plastered in ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE.
As the nickname suggests, archeologists previously assumed it was two women embracing. However, new research strongly suggests these were actually two men embracing.
Scientific tests of the teeth and skeletal remains have revealed that one was an 18-year-old man and the second was probably a male aged 20 years or older.
“We always imagined that it was an embrace between women. But a CAT scan and DNA have revealed that they are men,” Massimo Osanna, director-general of the Pompeii archaeological site, told The Telegraph.
Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe
From Paris to Venice to Rome, Europe’s most iconic cities have played host to magnificent ceremonies and dramatic events—and artists have been there to record them. During the eighteenth century, princes, popes, and ambassadors commissioned master painters such as Canaletto and Panini to record memorable moments, from the Venetian carnival to eruptions of Vesuvius, inspiring what became the golden age of view paintings.