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Pompeii was an ancient city located near Naples in the Campania region of Italy. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area were buried under13 to 20 ft. of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
Largely preserved under the ash, the excavated city offered a unique snapshot of Roman life, frozen at the moment it was buried, and an extraordinarily detailed insight into the everyday life of its inhabitants, although much of the evidence was lost in the early excavations.
Footsteps of Peter and Paul Greece and Italy Tour 2023
September 22 – 30, 2023
This journey will provide you a deeper understanding of scriptures traveling through the lands of the Bible. You will get a closer look at the life of Paul and his mission of redemption. When you make this journey in the company of friends and others of like mind, you can look forward to an unforgettable experience in Greece. Picture yourself in biblical cities
you’ve always read about like Athens, Corinth, Thessalonica, Philippi, Berea and more.
Then on to Italy! In the footsteps of Peter & Paul which is filled with ancient biblical history, culture and spiritual blessings. Visit the places that witnessed the events of such decisive and enduring importance of the message and ministry of the New Testament. Picture yourself at places like Pompeii, Minturno, Rome, Catacombs, St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, Vatican City and more. In fact, most of what the Bible scholars understand about the Roman world of the New Testament is based on excavations and discoveries found within a day’s drive of Rome.
You can read your way through the New Testament, or you can bring it to life with an all‐inclusive trip to where it all took place. At the end of this tour two things will most certainly be changed, you, and your understanding of the Bible.
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Pompeii in Latin is a second declension masculine plural noun (Pompeiī, -ōrum). According to Theodor Kraus, “The root of the word Pompeii would appear to be the Oscan word for the number five, pompe, which suggests that either the community consisted of five hamlets or perhaps it was settled by a family group.
Pompeii was a wealthy town, enjoying many fine public buildings and luxurious private houses with lavish decorations, furnishings and works of art which were the main attractions for the early excavators.
Pompeii’s organic remains including wooden objects and human bodies, were entombed in the ash. Over time, they decayed, leaving voids which archaeologists found could be used as molds to make plaster casts of unique — and often gruesome — figures in their final moments of life. The numerous graffiti carved on the walls and inside rooms provide a wealth of examples of the largely lost Vulgar Latin spoken colloquially at the time.
Mount Vesuvius erupted on August 24, 79 CE. Pompeii excavations and vulcanological studies, notably in the late 20th century, have brought out further details. Just after midday in either August or October, fragments of ash, pumice, and other volcanic debris began pouring down on Pompeii, quickly covering the city to a depth of more than 9 feet and causing the roofs of many houses to fall in. Surges of pyroclastic material and heated gas, known as nuées ardentes, reached the city walls on the morning of August 25 and soon asphyxiated those residents who had not been killed by falling debris. Additional pyroclastic flows and rains of ash followed, adding at least another 9 feet of debris and preserving in a pall of ash the bodies of the
inhabitants who perished while taking shelter in their houses or trying to escape toward the coast or by the roads leading to Stabiae or Nuceria. The city’s sudden burial served to protect it for the next 17 centuries from vandalism, looting, and the destructive effects of climate and weather.