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By combining traditional archaeology with 3D technology, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have managed to reconstruct a house in Pompeii to its original state before the volcano eruption of Mount Vesuvius thousands of years ago. Unique video material has now been produced, showing their creation of a 3D model of an entire block of houses. After the catastrophic earthquake in Italy in 1980, the Pompeii city curator invited the international research community to help document the ruin city, before the state of the finds from the volcano eruption in AD 79 would deteriorate even further. The Swedish Pompeii Project was therefore started at the Swedish Institute in Rome in 2000. The researcher in charge of the rescue operation was Anne-Marie Leander Touati, at the time director of the institute in Rome, now Professor of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University. Since 2010, the research has been managed by the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History in Lund. The project now also includes a new branch of advanced digital archaeology, with 3D models demonstrating the completed photo documentation. The city district was scanned during the field work in 2011–2012 and the first 3D models of the ruin city have now been completed. The models show what life was like for the people of Pompeii before the volcano eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The researchers have even managed to complete a detailed reconstruction of a large house, belonging to the wealthy man Caecilius Iucundus. “By combining new technology with more traditional methods, we can describe Pompeii in greater detail and more accurately than was previously possible”, says Nicoló Dell´Unto, digital archaeologist at Lund University. Among other things, the researchers have uncovered floor surfaces from AD 79, performed detailed studies of the building development through history, cleaned and documented three large wealthy estates, a tavern, a laundry, a bakery and several gardens. In one garden, they discovered that some of the taps to a stunning fountain were on at the time of eruption – the water was still gushing when the rain of ash and pumice fell over Pompeii. The researchers occasionally also found completely untouched layers. In a shop were three, amazingly enough, intact windows (made out of translucent crystalline gypsum) from Ancient Rome, stacked against each other. By studying the water and sewer systems they were able to interpret the social hierarchies at the time, and see how retailers and restaurants were dependent on large wealthy families for water, and how the conditions improved towards the end, before the eruption. An aqueduct was built in Pompeii, enabling residents to no longer having to rely on a few deep wells or the tanks of collected rainwater in large wealthy households. The work behind the 3D film and a discussion on the credibility of the reconstructions are presented in an article, published in SCIRES Italy. Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione and the Humanities Lab at Lund University have contributed to the development of the material and 3D work. ### Article: Reconstructing the Original Splendour of the House of Caecilius Iucundus. A Complete Methodology for Virtual Archaeology Aimed at Digital Exhibition. http://caspur-ciberpublishing.it/index.php/scires-it/article/view/12009
In this video I explore Paphos, Cyprus and show how much things cost. PLANNING A BUDGET TRAVELING TRIP? "Gabe's Guide to Budget Travel" is a travel guidebook that's packed with practical travel info. For more info CLICK HERE: http://amzn.to/2hRlQFi Or check out "Following My Thumb", Gabriel's book of adventure travel stories: http://amzn.to/2EaWk7Q More books by Gabriel Morris: https://www.amazon.com/Gabriel-Morris/e/B001JS0KOS/ Support Gabriel's videos on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gabrieltraveler Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gabrieltraveler Join the "Love of Travel" Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/224985807515334/ Gabriel's travel page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Explore-the-World/226239094115488 Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gabrieltravel Lots more adventure travel at: http://gabrieltraveler.com Video created by Gabriel Morris, who is the owner of all video or photo content. Filmed with a GoPro HERO6 Black: http://amzn.to/2zPXIgm. Gabriel is a world traveler and travel writer who has been adventuring around the world off and on since his first trip to Europe in the summer of 1990 when he was 18 years old. He is author of "Gabe's Guide to Budget Travel", "Following My Thumb" and several other books available on Amazon.com and elsewhere. Thanks a lot for watching and safe journeys! How Expensive is Traveling in CYPRUS? It's Cheap!
Walk In The Word Tour of Israel 2013. I had a fantastic time with this tour and would not hesitate to encourage anyone interested to go on a future tour with James MacDonald and the whole crew. Please enjoy this "daily video blog" of the tour in order as it unfolded. There was so much to see and it was difficult to edit down to this length all that we experienced. Much was left on the cutting room floor! My daughter and I as well as my sister in law and her husband enjoyed the Purple Bus experience with Ronny Simon as our guide. His deep biblical knowledge and life experience made the tour very interesting and helped me to understand the "WHY" behind the history and current events of Israel. The teaching from James MacDonald and others on the staff was very inspiring as well. Hello to all my fellow travelers! Please email me! Rick Dean / firstname.lastname@example.org
From meticulously-crafted sushi in Tokyo to succulent Texan brisket and pilgrimage-worthy pizza in Naples, here are our top 10 eating experiences – as ranked by some of the world’s top chefs! #ultimateeatlist Got an appetite for more? Another 490 mouthwatering morsels await in our brand new book, Ultimate Eats: http://lptravel.to/9Y0ETj
We took this very interesting behind-the-scenes tour of the Venessa Seramik Art Gallery in Cappadocia, Turkey. First, we saw a master create an intricate piece of wine vessel pottery. We then saw how other craftsmen and craftswomen added the final touches to other ceramic pieces. I ended up happily buying a few pieces of ceramic for my collection.
Together with PhD Ramazan EREN from Gazi Universitesi (Turkey) we explored the food image of Turkey, we discussed the main touristic motivations and we learned that kebap is perhaps #1 type of Turkish food in the world.
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Interview: Gabriel Brezoiu, Video editing: Andreea Chis