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  • Painted Wall In Pompeii
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    Pompeii Pompeii is possibly the best-documented catastrophe in Antiquity. Because of it, we know now how the Pompeians lived because they left behind an extensive legacy of art, including monuments, sculptures and paintings. Pompeii lay on a plateau of ancient lava near the Bay of Naples in western Italy in a region called Campania, less than 1.6 kilometers from the foot of Mount Vesuvius. With the coast to the west and the Apennine Mountains to the East, Campania is a fertile plain, traversed b...
  • Villages Of Deir El Medina
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    Good morning / afternoon class, Deir el-Medina is one of Egypt's archaeological gems. Located in a little valley on the west bank across from Luxor are the well-preserved foundations of a village that was used for about 500 years during the New Kingdom. Its inhabitants included the workmen and artisans who constructed the New Kingdom royal tombs in the nearby Valley of the Kings. The name Deir el-Medina comes from the Arabic meaning 'monastery of the town' because of the presence of a Ptolemaic ...
  • Roman Houses
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    Roman Houses Roman houses evolved from the thatched-roof huts of the original roman civilization to the great villas of the late empire. Roman houses were not only built in Italy. There were Roman houses built in Greece, Africa, and Britain. Roman houses were one story high, the villas of the wealthy were sometimes two. Walls were built of cement covered in stucco or sun-dried bricks which were commonly used until the beginning of the first century B.C. Although the concrete walls were weatherpr...
  • Outer Wall Of The Castle
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    In Europe, when traveling around, one will see large stone structures which are strongly fortified, known as castles. The Castle was a medieval European stronghold which started to develop around the 9th century in England and the 10th century in France. Castles were a great defense mechanism and the home to the ruler of the territory it occupied. Castles started off rudimentary. It was usually a structure just built on a hill surrounded by a ditch called a moat. The outer wall of the castle was...
  • Few Shingles And Some Light Painting
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    The Neverending Project I stood at my kitchen door looking across the breezeway at the outside garage wall. Planning some light remodeling work prior to selling my home I figured I would replace a few of the cedar shingles and layer on some fresh gray paint. My house is a small Cape built back in 1948 and although the previous owners updated virtually everything, they never replaced the old cedar shingles that are now worn from several cold winters and hot summers. Considering the simplicity of ...

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