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Unformatted text preview: s caementicium = lime mortar, water, volcanic dust), combined with Roman Building Techniques Roman Building Techniques Notice rubble fill mixed with concrete inside Decorative sheathing made of marble slabs, plaster, or ornamental brick­ or stonework outside (opus incertum, opus reticulatum, etc.) Roman Building Techniques Roman Building Techniques The arch is another major Roman innovation in building techniques; if several arches are placed next to each other, they form an arcade; if several arches are stacked up one behind the other, they form a vault Pompeii Pompeii Artist’s rendering of the eruption after BBC’s Pompeii: The Last Days A lot of our knowledge about daily life in Republic Rome comes from the town of Pompeii and neighboring Herculaneum, which were preserved under a thick layer of ashes following a major volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius on August 24, 79 C.E. Vivid account by writer Pliny the Elder: catastrophe occasioned major loss of life; Pompeii ceased to exist Rediscovered in the mid­18th century and gradually excavated, Pompeii and Herculaneum fascinated 18th­ and 19th­century Excavated Pompeii Excavated Pompeii Pompeii Pompeii House of the Vetii, Pompeii, frescoes completed between 62 and 79 C.E. The volcanic eruption preserved both commercial (small, shops, offices, taverns, etc.) and residential sections of Pompeii, including a numbe...
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