Why is the site of Pompeii important to archaeologists?
When Vesuvius violently erupted in AD 79, completely covering towns in the Bay of Naples, predominantly Pompeii and Herculaneum, it seemed that almost all trace of these settlements was gone. Yet, it resulted in almost the exact opposite. For although these towns were buried and partially destroyed, the eruption actually ‘preserved them in time’, waiting for rediscovery. When excavations began at Herculaneum in 1738 and in Pompeii ten years later, it marked the start of a new era for the lost cities and, more importantly, a new era for archaeology and historical research. Today, these sites are living museums, and their continued excavations, conservation and restorations are still as important today as they were 250 years ago, allowing archaeologists and historians to constantly learn about these cities and the ancient history of Italy and Rome.
What were the defining features of Thatcherism in the 1980s? Why did Margaret Thatcher stay in power for so long?
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had a tough road ahead of her when she stepped into office in May 1979. The main factor that was going against her, and that was causing a lot of dislike and controversy, was the fact that she was the first woman in British history to become Prime Minister. However, during her tenure as Prime Minister, her leadership style and politics not only shocked the nation, but also pulled Britain out of its Cold War state. ‘Thatcherism’ became a defining part of the 1980s in Britain, and Thatcher was able to stay in office for eleven years, even with her drastically ever-changing popularity. The ‘Iron Lady’ defined an important period in British history and was able to prepare the nation for the impending 21st century.
Contrast the views of Nicholas Rance, Patricia Cornwell & The British Medical Journal on these crimes, and comment on what significance each author places upon the Whitechapel Murders.
The story of Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders of 1888 have become a fascinating part of history, due to the nature of the crimes and that fact that the identity of the murderer was never discovered. Nearly 130 years on and people are still intrigued by the era and events that took place in London’s East End. Historians, researchers, journalists, criminologists and Ripper enthusiasts continue to look into the ‘Autumn of Terror’ to discover why these crimes took place and who could have been behind them. A list of over one hundred suspects exists, and it’s possible that we may never know who did it and why. But this has not stopped people from trying to decipher the clues and come up with their own theories as to who could have viciously killed and mutilated up to eleven prostitutes, and why such acts were carried out. The British Medical Journal of September 1888, Patricia Cornwell’s Portrait Of A Killer: Jack the Ripper – Case Closed, and Nicholas Rance’s article “Jonathan’s Great Knife”: Dracula Meets Jack The Ripper are just three of the hundreds of texts that look at the who Jack the Ripper could have been, why a person would commit these crimes, and what sort of effect they had on the population.
Assess the impact that World War One had on the position and role of women in society.
The role and position of women in society has always been a changing fragment of history. Since the beginning of time, it has been seen how women gain and lose power and equality and how this process has been repeated throughout the centuries. However, it was World War One that had the most impact on the role and position of women in society. Since the outbreak of the war in 1914, women have become a more prominent part of society as they were given more equal opportunities to their male counterparts in the workforce and political endeavours.
Question: What does the physical evidence available today reveal about the Theran economy, beliefs and society?
Around 1600 BC, the island of Thera was split into three and buried by destructive earthquakes and volcanic eruption. The Theran society was lost, possibly forever. It wasn’t until Professor Spyridon Marinatos began excavating the main city of Akrotiri in 1967 AD, that historians began piecing together the archeological evidence found at the site. Apart from Akrotiri, many other sites around the island have been excavated and the Theran society has slowly been pieced together based on the evidence found. The evidence includes architecture/buildings, wall frescoes, tools, pottery and animal remains. The physical evidence that was uncovered has allowed us to try and understand the lost Theran way of life including their economy, beliefs and society. Even though most of what we know is through hypothesising, we are still able to create an image of the Theran society before the destructive eruption wiped out its people.
Welcome To My History Nook
I thought I would add this little section to my blog to share some history pieces with the world. I'm by no means the greatest history scholar, and many of the posts that will appear are essays written for university, but I hope you find them interesting nonetheless.
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