Life Among the Ruins December 22nd 2005 Pompeii and Capri
Two Days of Excavation, Preservation and Exploration
December 21, 2005: Pompeii. Major take-away: In Italy, the past looks an awful lot like the present!
500-600 years BC to 79AD Pompeii was ruled by three different cultures. Founded by the Phoenicians then ruled by the Grecians and finally by the Romans the city of Pompeii was a prosperous trading and resor ... read more
Europe » Italy » Campania » Amalfi Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more