The excavation of pompeii and herculaneum has raised a number of important issues there is the issue of whether archaeologists should reconstruct a site or leave it as they found it while the reconstruction of a site may be an act of preservation there is the issue of just how authentic a reconstruction can be. Whilst religious information on herculaneum is scant at this current time, future archaeological excavations will most likely uncover this side of the ancient city and may reveal a religious community as diverse and enriched as that found in pompeii at the time of its destruction. Pompei and herculaneum religious archaeology being one of the most fascinating and cataclysmic events in ancient rome, the violent eruption of mount vesuvius ultimately destroyed a set of unique and culturally significant societies from rome. Herculaneum was a wealthier town than pompeii, possessing an extraordinary density of fine houses with, for example, far more lavish use of coloured marble cladding contents 1 history of herculaneum.
Religion was an active part of everyday life of the citizens of pompeii and herculaneum and the worship of offerings was performed in order to keep the gods satisfied, to ensure the prosperity and safety of all aspects of ones life, and ones family. The british museum is currently hosting a fascinating exhibition looking at life and death in pompeii and herculaneum it will be running until the 29th september 2013, and you can find out further information here we ask christopher smith, director of the british school at rome, for his thoughts. Religion in pompeii and herculaneum was an important and significant part of each individual’s homes and daily lives from the archaeological sources excavated and the written sources produced, it is revealed that the household gods of each home were the central aspect of living and worship.
Religion was a big part of roman life, and death, and the buried cities of pompeii and herculaneum are testaments to that to unlock this lesson you must be a studycom member create your account. Pompeii is arguably the most famous archaeological site in the world there has never been a site as well preserved, as evocative, or as memorable as that of pompeii, the luxurious resort for the roman empire, which was buried along with its sister cities of stabiae and herculaneum under the ash and. Current world archaeology issue 4 is a special issue devoted to pompeii most of the nicer hotels are situated in sorrento and the surrounding area which has good transport links to pompeii, herculaneum and many of the other attractions in the area religion and commerce within the city second come the triangular forum and doric temple.
Excavating pompeii and herculaneum most of the early excavations were either religious crusades of one sort or another, or treasure hunting by and for elite rulers, pretty consistently right up until the second study of pompeii and herculaneum. Pompeii live (june 28, 2006), a channel 5 production featuring a live archaeological dig at pompeii and herculaneum pompeii: the mystery of the people frozen in time (2013), a bbc one drama documentary presented by dr margaret mountford. And the artefacts recovered from the ancient cities of pompeii and herculaneum, two of the most well known archaeological sites in the world, are surely the best to offer this domestic and personal perspective.
Archaeological tours, packages and exclusive multy day excursions in campania for tourists, lovers, scholars and students who we are we are certainly the best archaeologists-guides you can choose for your once in a lifetime tour in the campania region (pompeii,herculaneum,amalfi and capri) we. Herculaneum was a small seaside town whereas pompeii was the industrial hub of the region work continues at both sites and recent excavations at herculaneum have uncovered beautiful and fascinating artefacts. Embark on a tour which allows you to immerse yourself in two landmark italian attractions and takes you through the gates of time revel in the ancient past of naples as you visit two prominent italian archaeological sites, pompeii and herculaneum.
Good day to all for those of you who haven’t yet caught the news, we’ve changed the name now it’s officially askostours before we were known as “pompeiin” which reflected the primary field of our interest. Pompeii and herculaneum are two nearly intact archaeological sites from roman times use this online quiz and multiple-choice worksheet to find out. The research goal is to analyze the patterns of daily life in pompeii by a noninvasive study of the structures that are associated with the storage, distribution, preparation, serving, and consumption of food and drink. Ancient history and archaeologycom - herculaneum - online resource for articles and blog on ancient history, archaeology and related travels particular emphasis on ancient rome, ancient greece and the middle east and europe.
The archaeological area of the herculaneum excavation sites is a state-owned property that falls within the sphere of competence of the special superintendency for the archaeological heritage of naples and pompeii, a decentralized body of the ministry of cultural heritage and activities. The goal of ancient origins is to highlight recent archaeological discoveries, peer-reviewed academic research and evidence, as well as offering alternative viewpoints and explanations of science, archaeology, mythology, religion and history around the globe. A review of andrew wallace-hadrill's book herculaneum past and future and pompeii the exhibit: life and death in the shadow of vesuvius including religion, politics, and even erotica (which is decorously presented in a space resembling a bedroom in one of pompeii's brothels), is on display for those new to the archaeology of pompeii.