The Online Resource for Ancient History and Archaeology
Ancient History and Archaeology.com is an online resource for anyone interested in the ancient past.
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This tour takes visitors through both the main forum and its ancient predecessor, the Triangular Forum while exploring the evolution of the city of Pompeii itself, from its legendary origins up until the time of its destruction.
" I found the interpretation of the architecture that went into the homes in Pompeii fascinating as well as helpful to know. To me it was like walking a step back in time and imagining how Roman life was in Pompeii all those years ago. You can even have a sense of the local smells of those sights like the bakery as the author shows creativity, passion and realism in her descriptive work." (Rig Svenson,) author of 'Pierced by the Light: Viking Gods, Runes and 21st Century Magic'
" Discovering Pompeii has all the information you need for an in-depth visit to Pompeii. I wish I'd had it when I visited! " (Paris Franz, author of 'Treading Lightly')
Look out for Exploring Herculaneum in 2014
Discover Midwinter Before Christmas: Roman Seasonal Articles.
Inspired by the impending Yuletide celebrations, Decoded Past is publishing a number of my articles about Roman midwinter festivals. See below for further details.
Emperors, politicians, famous freedmen and notorious slaves. Discover the famous and infamous personalities of Rome.
Discover pioneering sites and historic discoveries such as the rediscovery of Richard III as archaeology reveals the details of medieval life from around the globe.
Houses, gardens, gladiators, business women and industry. Discover the everyday life-and the death of this Campanian town, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD.