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Buried city of Pompeii unveils three new houses [well, not new...]
ANSA/UPI ^ | April 17, 2014 | Ed Adamczyk

Posted on 04/20/2014 6:28:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

There is new real state to be seen in the Pompeii, Italy, archaeological site, with three restored houses open to the public.

In time for Easter tourists, three additional houses in the ancient city of Pompeii, Italy, buried in a volcano eruption in 79 A.D., were opened Thursday.

Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini inaugurated the three restored houses, or domus, in a ceremony at the celebrated archeological site. The houses were formerly occupied by the families of Marcus Lucretius Fronto, Romulus and Remus and Trittolemo, the office of Pompeii’s archeological superintendent said.

Superintendent Massimo Osanna described them as “aristocratic houses.”

The Romulus and Remus house and the Trittolemo house were damaged in World War II bombing raids and never opened to the public until now. The house of Fronto, a prominent politician in 2nd-century Rome, was opened “because it did not require a great amount of resources," Osanna said.

The buildings will be open at least until May 1, when a labor agreement at the site ends.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: dariofranceschini; fronto; godsgravesglyphs; italy; massimoosanna; pompeii; romanempire; romulusandremus; trittolemo
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1 posted on 04/20/2014 6:28:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 04/20/2014 6:30:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (We're at the "takin' names" part. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

So they have the house of Romulus and Remus? Can that be correct?


3 posted on 04/20/2014 6:32:33 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: SunkenCiv
I watched a special that indicated that conservation of the parts of Pompeii and Herculaneum that had been excavated wasn't doing so well, and that lots was being lost.

I would hope Italy puts some money into conservation of what has already been excavated.

/johnny

4 posted on 04/20/2014 6:33:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SunkenCiv

I watched a show about Pompeii several weeks ago. It is amazing what they have been able to find. I like ancient history.


5 posted on 04/20/2014 6:33:49 PM PDT by MamaB
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https://sites.google.com/site/ad79eruption/pompeii/regio-v/reg-v-ins-4/house-of-m-lucretius-fronto

http://www.novaroma.org/nr/File:Lucretius_Fronto_villa_fresco.jpg

https://www.google.com/search?q=Marcus+Lucretius+Fronto&tbm=isch


6 posted on 04/20/2014 6:35:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (We're at the "takin' names" part. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I heard the back property tax bill is a monster.


7 posted on 04/20/2014 6:38:52 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SunkenCiv

So they built on elevated columns?

God help the sleep walkers...


8 posted on 04/20/2014 6:39:26 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: MamaB

Herculaneum is less well known, and I don’t think much of it is open to tourists. Partly that’s due to the fact that its remains lie under the modern Ercolano; partly it’s due to the fact that the town was covered in pyroclastic flow, and the poison gas is released when the solidified rock is dug out of the ruins, making excavation risky.

But there’s an old Michael Grant book I have around here, uh, somewhere, that covers all the towns to some extent, and Herculaneum’s destruction led to phenomena such as, there are wood doors carbonized by the heat, found in situ, and they still swing on their hinges.


9 posted on 04/20/2014 6:39:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (We're at the "takin' names" part. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
Buried city of Pompeii unveils three new houses [well, not new...]

Well, sorta fixer-uppers. Perfect for the new couple just starting out!

10 posted on 04/20/2014 6:40:45 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I don’t know, seems like balancing the Italian budget to bring it in line with the EU requirements are far more important than preserving irreplaceable unique ancient ruins that, if they were properly conserved, could lead to more income from more tourism. /s


11 posted on 04/20/2014 6:41:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (We're at the "takin' names" part. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
Yep. Lots of the wooden furniture survived, too (although carbonized). Herculaneum actually provides more evidence for daily life, IMHO.

/johnny

12 posted on 04/20/2014 6:42:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BipolarBob

I wanted to look into that further, I suspect it was either a house which (as many of them do) has an unknown owner and was named for a piece of art found inside it, such as the House of So-Called Scipio Africanus. Probably there’s a wall painting or mosaic on the floor illustrating the legend.


13 posted on 04/20/2014 6:43:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (We're at the "takin' names" part. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BipolarBob

Ah, here we go — German bombs in 1943:

> In an oecus, the painting described as the birth of Rome showing the wolf with the twins Romulus and Remus was lost. This painting gave the name to the house.

http://www.pompeiiinpictures.com/pompeiiinpictures/R7/7%2007%2010.htm


14 posted on 04/20/2014 6:44:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (We're at the "takin' names" part. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

A lot of very cool stuff in Italy.


15 posted on 04/20/2014 6:44:57 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: freedumb2003

Sure, but if the sleepwalkers are part of the family that owns it, they’ll rectify the problem by beating some slaves.


16 posted on 04/20/2014 6:46:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SkyPilot

Looks like the housekeeping service hasn’t been doing its job, hell, most of the town is covered with like 30 feet of dust.


17 posted on 04/20/2014 6:47:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: truth_seeker

Plus the food. :’) I’d want to spend a few months wandering around the Aegean, Greece, and Turkey, preferably in a small group for safety (but everyone would have to be on the same page, no retro-disco-loving freaks who want every night in glitter-ball clubs in Bodrum), but wind up in Italy. There are lots of nice ruins in Sicily and southern Italy, and the Renaissance stuff in Tuscany, and a little of everything in the Piedmont.


18 posted on 04/20/2014 6:51:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Still Thinking

Yeah, and probably the neighbors would be fairly quiet, and if not, probably not worth hanging out to find out what the muffled noise is coming from that 1900 year old pile of debris and ash. ;’)


19 posted on 04/20/2014 6:53:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: JRandomFreeper

The Getty museum in California is more or less a replica of one of the houses excavated at Herculaneum. One of the artifacts from the House of Piso is a brazier that stood just inside the front door; the possibility exists (despite the long interval between him and the eruption) that Julius Caesar warmed his hands over it, as he was related (for a while) by marriage to the family there.


20 posted on 04/20/2014 6:55:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
I'm familiar with the Getty museum in CA. Absolutely beautiful.

/johnny

21 posted on 04/20/2014 6:59:08 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SunkenCiv

When I was at Troy we had a professor of Classics, Dr. Agnew who may have been the smartest person I ever personally knew. He had done just what you want to do and took slides everywhere he went.

I belonged to the Geography Club and we had him one night to tell us about the Aegean, Asia Minor and Crete. He seemed to have spent most of his time on Crete which led to my interest in it.

He had also visited the old Mycenean ruins rather than Athens and the more well known sites. The only thing which bothered me is he would often answer a question with “I don’t know” when I suspected he did know or at least had an idea.


22 posted on 04/20/2014 7:58:18 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

Troy the city in the US, or, y’know, *the* Troy?


23 posted on 04/20/2014 8:17:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

The Troy in Alabama whose teams are the Trojans. The real men of Troy unlike USC.


24 posted on 04/20/2014 8:20:00 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

Troy University recently signed an agreement to add more students to move between Troy University in Alabama and Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University only 18 miles from Troia (the real Troy). The Turkish University has a large student body and a beautifully made wooden Trojan Horse at their school.


25 posted on 04/20/2014 8:30:51 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: SunkenCiv

Which TROY? Pergamos, Hisarlik or Illias.


26 posted on 04/20/2014 8:53:16 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I don’t think Pergamos is any where near Troy. Hisarlik is the site of Ilium. So both are Troy.


27 posted on 04/20/2014 9:04:22 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

Well where in the world did I come up with Pergamos? I must re-read THE ILIAD again.


28 posted on 04/20/2014 9:11:24 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I think just about any city of any size in the Aegean, Eastern Mediterranean or Ionian Sea were mentioned by Homer probably to make the story more interesting to the people living in those areas.


29 posted on 04/20/2014 9:16:47 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: SunkenCiv

I just spent a couple of years in Italy as an ex-Pat. It gave me a great opportunity to really see the old stuff without being too hurried. I also got to see obscure antiquities off the beaten path....


30 posted on 04/21/2014 4:21:11 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: SunkenCiv
"There is new real state to be seen in the Pompeii"

a real state, eh, as opposed to a fake state...at least they don't claim to have new 'real Estate'.

31 posted on 04/21/2014 7:27:28 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Dunno, the Pergamos was apparently the region around Pergamum, and mentioned (probably not favorably) in Revelation. :’)

https://www.google.com/search?q=The+Pergamos


32 posted on 04/21/2014 7:36:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: yarddog

Oh, I was thinkin’ somewhere else.


33 posted on 04/21/2014 7:37:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: camle

Looks like an ESL problem.


34 posted on 04/21/2014 7:38:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Explorer89

That’s probably the best way. :’)


35 posted on 04/21/2014 7:38:34 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: JRandomFreeper

:’)


36 posted on 04/21/2014 7:39:20 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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