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Pompeii Foodies Ate Giraffe
2014-01-02 15:35:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archeologists from the University of Cincinnati working in and around Pompeii will be presenting new details this week on what citizens of the ancient Roman city typically ate, which included such exotic fare like giraffe. UC researchers have been working for over a decade to uncover an area that includes 10 separate building plots and 20 shop fronts, most of which served food and beverages. By analyzing preserved food waste from the...

2013-02-07 23:02:18

Barbara Zaragoza´s travel guide The Espresso Break: Tours and Nooks of Naples, Italy and Beyond, can take you through buying tickets, watching the games as well as visiting the oldest city in the western world. Chula Vista, CA (PRWEB) February 07, 2013 Despite SSC Napoli´s December scandal of having been deducted two points after two players failed to report match fixing, they are in second place within Serie A, the top Italian league. The team continues to play during February,...

2011-03-04 07:00:00

NEW YORK, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pompeii The Exhibit: Life and Death in the Shadow of Vesuvius, a new exhibit featuring the largest collection of the victims' body casts and skeletons ever displayed, as well as more than 250 artifacts, some never-before-seen, is making its world premiere at Discovery Times Square (226 West 44th Street) from March 4, 2011 through September 5, 2011. The exhibit examines the life and death of the doomed residents of Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum...

2011-02-16 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pompeii The Exhibit: Life and Death in the Shadow of Vesuvius, a new exhibit featuring the largest collection of the victims' body casts and skeletons ever displayed, as well as more than 250 artifacts, some never-before-seen, is making its world premiere at Discovery Times Square (226 West 44th Street) from March 4, 2011 through September 5, 2011. The exhibit examines the life and death of the doomed residents of Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum...

2009-04-27 13:43:00

Press Preview: Wednesday, April 29, 10am-12noon LOS ANGELES, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- LACMA presents Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples, on view at LACMA May 3 through October 4, 2009. Having premiered at the National Gallery of Art, the exhibition features rare ancient works of art excavated from the houses of the urban elite in Pompeii and from nearby villas along the shoreline of the Bay of Naples. (Photo:...

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2009-01-12 13:46:46

A 2000-year-old painted statue is being restored to her original glory by scientists from WMG at the University of Warwick, the University of Southampton, and the Herculaneum Conservation Project. The Roman statue was discovered by the Herculaneum Conservation Project in the ancient ruins of Herculaneum, a town preserved in the same eruption that buried nearby Pompeii in AD 79. It is thought to represent a wounded Amazon warrior, complete with painted hair and eyes preserved by the ash that...

2008-10-14 00:00:29

I t is one of the most elementary tenets of scientific research that a well-designed experiment should only contain one variable. If you're testing for the effect of a particular substance you have to be sure that its presence or absence is the only thing that changes between tests. This is particularly important when you're testing humans, those multi-channel receivers of stimuli, obvious and subliminal. It's no good testing a tranquilliser and having a happy, smiley set of lab technicians...

2008-10-13 12:00:27

Three of the stars of the mob flick "Gomorrah," Italy's entry for the Oscars, have been arrested due to their alleged real-life ties to organized crime. The movie, which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival last spring, is filmmaker Matteo Garrone's look at the Camorra crime family in Naples. It is based on a book by Roberto Saviano, an investigative journalist now living under police protection for fear of retribution from the gangsters he has covered. Authorities say three of...

2008-10-12 03:00:14

By Anonymous Gomorrah 15, Nationwide Gomorrah is a mafia film and while we are well used to mafia films and even like some of them -- for example, and if I recall rightly, The Godfather was quite good; do catch it if you can -- this is not that sort of mafia film. There are no big stars, no horses' heads, no violin cases, no corpses dispatched to sleep with the fishes and no contract killings, which, these days, might also be available as pay-as-you-go. It is always worth shopping...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.