Core Study: Pompeii and Herculaneum

By Charlotte · From Brigidine College Randwick · In 2021
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(1st Place School Rank) Syllabus dot points study notes breakdown, detailed notes with sources (band 6). Contents:

  • core sources
  • geographical setting and natural features of Campania
  • eruption of AD79 and it's impact
  • early discoveries and the changing nature of excavations in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • representations of Pompeii and Herculaneum over time
  • site layout and streetscapes public and private buildings
  • ancient writers
  • official inscriptions
  • graffiti
  • wall paintings
  • statues
  • mosaics
  • human, plant and animal remains
  • economy
  • social structure
  • local political life
  • everyday life
  • religion
  • Greek and Egyptian Cultural Influence
  • Changing Interpretations and the Impact of New Research and Technologies
  • Issues of Conservation and Reconstruction
  • Ethical issues
  • Value and impact of tourism
  • New Evidence (2010-2021)
Added November 2021