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Vesuvius, Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Environs

Unit 2 Images:  Excavation History

Click on links below the image chart for large-scale pictures.


1.  Overview of the Naples Bay area -- NASA Aster satellite
http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0201BayNASAAster.jpg


2.  Prior earthquake recorded on an altar frieze from Pompeii

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0202EarthquakeFrieze.jpg


3.  Map of the ashfal from the Plinian phase of the 79 AD eruption

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0203AshfallMap.jpg


4a.  Mechanics of a pyroclastic flow

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0204aPyroFlowSurgeA.jpg


4b.  Herculaneum pyroclastic flows

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0204bPyroFlowSurgeB.jpg


5.  Bulwer-Lytton, who wrote The Last Days of Pompeii

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0205BulwerLytton.jpg


6.  Pompeii in 19th century popular art

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0206PompeiiPopArt.jpg


7.  Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0207InnocentsTwain.jpg


8.  The Vesuvius funicular and its song

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0208FuniculiFinicula.jpg


9.  Pliny the Younger to Tacitus -- letters with eyewitness account of the 79 AD eruption

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0209PlinyTacitus.jpg


10.  Ancient looters in Pompeii left their traces

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0210LooterHole1.jpg


11.  More looters

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0211LooterHole2.jpg


12.  Domenico Fontana (ca. 1600) -- architect and engineer

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0212Fontana1.jpg


13.  Fontana's aqueduct -- route and current excavations

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0213FontanaAqueduct.jpg


14.  Fontana's aqueduct -- left traces as it cut through Pompeii

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0214FontanaAqueduct2.jpg


15.  King Charles III (or VII) of Naples -- collector of antiquities

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0215Charles3.jpg


16.  Karl Weber -- Excavation Director

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0216WeberByParslow.jpg


17.  Antichita di Ercolano published

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0217AntichitaErcolano.jpg


18.  Isis temple discovered

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0218IsisTemple1.jpg


19.  Isis temple and "Egyptian styles" in Europe

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0219IsisTemple2.jpg


20.  Mazois' Les Ruines de Pompei published

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0220RuinesDePompei.jpg


21.  Garibaldi appoints Dumas as excavations Director

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0221DumasGaribaldi.jpg


22.  Fiorelli and his method of makeing plaster casts of 79 AD victims

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0222FiorelliMethod.jpg


23.  Maiuri -- Director for Mussolini and until the 1960s

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0223MaiuriCast.jpg


24.  Current Directo Pietro Giovanni Guzzo and the Art and Architecture Guide

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0224GuzzoArtGuide.jpg


25.  Map -- current extent of excavated area of Pompeii

http://www.mmdtkw.org/ALRIVes0225PompeiiExcavMap.jpg