Vesuvius' eruption - Pompeii: papyrus scroll
Roman eyewitness account
Read on a real ancient scroll the history of the authentic eyewitness account of Plinius the younger about the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in Pompeii! The is pure tension! There the history lesson becomes a real experience for your students. The true story of the tragical destruction of the ancient city Pompeii is written on a real papyrus scroll in English language with Roman font - so, already just like the Romans read and wrote "books". The scroll contains the traditional report of Plinius the younger about the destruction of the famous Roman city Pompeii. Study furthermore the latin writing with your students!
- length: circa 1,2m real papyrus
- printed in English
- with readable Roman font
- papyrus scroll in English with latin letters (unziale)
Roman papyrus scroll reports about the year 79 AD
The roman senator of that time Plinius the younger watched as a young man the great eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in the year 79 AD, at which the ancient cities Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae were completely destroyed. After this eruption the volcano close to Naples still kept active for years. Since 1994 it is in a phase of rest. Thanks to the volcano's ashes many discoveries were preserved?inform yourself together with your students the captivating story, that formed history!
Experience history with ancient scrolls!
There were stories like for example Vergil's Aenais, which dictated ancient mythology. In the Roman Shop you find many ancient treasures between the scrolls for Romans' time. Writings about emperor Nero for example, but also classics line Caesar - de bello gallico. Most of the texts are printed in the original and in the English translation on papyrus. And even the container of Dead Sea Scrolls - ancient "bookshelves" - can be found between the writing treasures in the Roman Shop.
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