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They find in Pompeii the perfectly preserved remains of two men who died in the eruption of Vesuvius, almost 2,000 years ago

They find in Pompeii the perfectly preserved remains of two men who died in the eruption of Vesuvius, almost 2,000 years ago

The director of the archaeological park, Massimo Osanna, said this find is "truly exceptional." The perfectly preserved remains of two people were recently found during excavations about 700 meters northwest of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The researchers believe that the bodies belonged to a man of high status and his slave, who tried to flee the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79.

What was sexuality like in Ancient Rome? Experimentation in ancient times.

What was sexuality like in Ancient Rome? Experimentation in ancient times.

All the societies of the different historical eras have had their particular ways of understanding and experiencing sexuality. The concepts of the sexual have been changing for cultural, moral, biological, medical reasons, etc., but the individual has never been able to dispense with this aspect of his life.

Parasite eggs found in fossil feces of more than 125 million years in Cuenca

Parasite eggs found in fossil feces of more than 125 million years in Cuenca

The exceptional preservation of fossil feces, called coprolites, from the Las Hoyas deposit in Cuenca, has allowed the identification of parasite eggs in two remains attributed to fish and crocodiles. The find also documents the long-standing connection between Gonorynchiformes basal fish and fluke parasites.

Mesopotamian Naru Literature Timeline

Mesopotamian Naru Literature Timeline

Explore the timline of Mesopotamian Naru Literature.

Sun-Tzu

Sun-Tzu

Sun Tzu (l. c. 500 BCE) was a Chinese military strategist and general best known as the author of the work The Art of War, a treatise on military strategy (also known as The Thirteen Chapters...

Olifant Reliquary

Olifant Reliquary

An olifant reliquary imported from Sicily and ramanied by a workshop near the area of the Meuse River around 1160-1180 CE. Ivory, repoussé, openwork, chased and gilded cast copper. In the 11th and 12th...

Triumph of Neptune, Sousse

Triumph of Neptune, Sousse

A Roman mosaic depicting the sea god Neptune being pulled in a chariot by two hippocampi. From Sousse, Tunisia. 3rd Century CE. (Sousse Archaeological Museum)

The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A Guidebook for the Underworld - Tejal Gala

The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A Guidebook for the Underworld - Tejal Gala

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-egyptian-book-of-the-dead-tejal-gala Ancient Egyptians believed that in order to become immortal after death...

Red Handprints, Tulum

Red Handprints, Tulum

Red handprints can be found on the walls of a number of Maya sites and are associated with the creator god Itzamna whose seven-fingered hands were red-hot to facilitate healing and who, naturally, became...

Aztec Art

Aztec Art

The Aztec Empire, centred at the capital of Tenochtitlan, dominated most of Mesoamerica in the 15th and 16th centuries CE. With military conquest and trade expansion the art of the Aztecs also spread...

Supermarine Spitfire XIV from the left

Supermarine Spitfire XIV from the left

Supermarine Spitfire XIV from the left This view of the Supermarine Spitfire XIV from the left shows the larger spinner, which contained the controls for the five blade propeller.

Compromise of 1850 - History

Compromise of 1850 - History

With a crisis threatening the Union, Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky, put forth a series of bills that became known as the & 34;Compromise of 1850& 34;. Clay introduced eight resolutions to the Senate, grouped in pairs. The first resolution admitted California as a free state, and organized New Mexico as a territory– without determining its position visa via slavery.

What is the title of the Magritte painting that shows a horse-headed woman looking out of a stone window?

What is the title of the Magritte painting that shows a horse-headed woman looking out of a stone window?

I hope this is a reasonable place to ask this question, at least until an art history StackExchange shows up. My memory is hazy about this but I seem to remember a René Magritte painting that depi…

Karl Schmidt : Biography

Karl Schmidt : Biography

Karl Schmidt was born in 1826. He was educated as a lawyer but decided against following his profession because his political, social, and moral views made it impossible for him to serve what he considered to be the authoritarian government led by Otto von Bismarck. He became a stone mason and house builder, who developed strong socialist opinions after reading the work of Karl Marx.

USS Newark CL-1 - History

USS Newark CL-1 - History

USS New Orleans CA-32New Orleans II(CA-32: dp. 9,950, 1. 588& 39;2& 34;, b. 61& 39;9& 34;, dr. 19& 39;5& 34;, s. 32.7 k. cpl. 708; a. 9 8& 34;, 8 5& 34;, 8 .50 cal. mg.; cl. New Orleans)The second New Orleans (CA-32), formerly CL 32, was laid down 14 March 1931 by New York Navy Yard, launched 12 April 1933; sponsored by Miss Cora S.

Blackburn Shark Mk.I from the Front

Blackburn Shark Mk.I from the Front

Blackburn Shark Mk.I from the Front This front view of the Blackburn Shark I shows the new system of interwing struts adopted on the Shark, replacing the network of bracing wires used on earlier Blackburn torpedo bombers.

Reagan Endorses Barry Goldwater

Reagan Endorses Barry Goldwater

When Ronald Reagan, as spokesperson for General Electric, gives his “Time for Choosing” speech in support of Barry Goldwater’s 1964 presidential run, he establishes himself as an important player in the Republican Party and jumpstarts his political career.

Can anyone find the Cartier designs for the unmade Baroda Crown of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III?

Can anyone find the Cartier designs for the unmade Baroda Crown of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III?

This video, The Great Indian Crowns, featuring Jewellery Historian and Author Rene Brus, mentions a 'Crown Project' at the 14:23 mark. It was a 1930s project to make a crown for Maharaja Sayajirao

US Plan of F Class Fleet Escorts (Germany)

US Plan of F Class Fleet Escorts (Germany)

US Plan of F Class Fleet Escorts (Germany) This plan from a US Recognition magazine of 1944 shows F-1, the first of ten F class fleet escorts built in 1935 to test out high-pressure steam boilers. This wartime plan shows her correct length and layout - she shared a similar layout to the standard German destroyer and torpedo boat types of the period, but were somewhat smaller.

Artificial heart patient dies

Artificial heart patient dies

On March 23, 1983, Barney Clark dies 112 days after becoming the world’s first recipient of a permanent artificial heart. The 61-year-old dentist spent the last four months of his life in a hospital bed at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, attached to a 350-pound console that pumped air in and out of the aluminum-and-plastic implant through a system of hoses.