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i remember when i took Latin in highschool we used these Cambridge Latin textbooks and for Latin 1 you had the standard thing where the characters are a Roman family and most of the book was normal language textbook stuff about basic vocabulary like “here’s vocabulary about the mother raising the young children, here’s vocabulary relating to the father going to his job as a banker” except they also decided the family was gonna be from Pompeii and the last chapter was Vesuvius erupting and took an incredibly incredibly dark turn because the vocab was now like “here’s words for volcano, ash cloud, darkness, fire, lava, death” and then almost all the main characters died

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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)

Punk (Chap. 8)

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.



Perhaps 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. Fuck.

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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.

Release Date Speculation

August 17th: In celebration of Indonesian Independence Day

August 18th: For the one year anniversary of MM release on iOS

August 19th: As a birthday gift for Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

August 20th: To distract from the itch on World Mosquito Day

August 21st: In celebration of the solar eclipse and new moon

August 22nd: Because on this date in 1966 The Beatles arrived in New York

August 23rd: Just in time for ‘Hug Your Sweetheart Day’

August 24th: To get down with International Strange Music Day

August 25th: As a way to lift our spirits on the 1,938th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii

August 26th: Because if it hasn’t been released by now a good number of us will probably implode

August 27th: Why not? It’s ‘National Just Because Day’

August 28th: No really, this isn’t funny anymore

August 29th: Seriously, it still hasn’t *&^!@# come out? 

August 30th: Because it’s 11 days before V’s birthday on September 9th

August 31st: 

Originally posted by maya-penelopehunter

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

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Excavated ruins from the ancient city of Pompeii, buried in meters of ash and volcanic rock after the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD (background). An estimated 10,000 people were killed, wiping out the entire city in one catastrophic swoop. Pompei was lost for more than 1500 years, lying undiscovered until 1599. Because of the lack of exposure to air and moisture, their bodies were found in the exact positions in which they died, some of them fetal and others of them clamoring for safety. But also in these ruins is clear evidence of an active, thriving 1st century Roman town, complete with an amphitheater, a temple, baths, a forum, gymnasium and a complex water system. The site is elaborate and astonishingly well-preserved.


Pompeii, Italy

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Monday’s picture: drone flight above Pompeii

Buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and rediscovered in the 17th century, the ancient city of Pompeii is a unique illustration of the urban architecture of the Roman period.

In summer 2014, in partnership with Microsoft Research and the INRIA, Iconem carried out the first complete modelling of the famous site. 

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