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Unformatted text preview: We know, because of objects like this, not only that this was a culture that appreciated art, but also that they had an understanding of a life beyond the one in which they exist; a life of spirits and Gods to look over and protect them. Moving onto the artifacts, I was torn in my decision due to the emotionally-moving discovered people coated in dust and rock formed from the molten lava that engulfed their city, destroyed their civilization, but preserved their belongings for us to look back at now and investigate. However, I chose the carbonized-loaf of bread as my most intriguing artifact for two reasons: first, Im shocked that this was able to be recovered; however, what I am more interested in is the horrific, frenzied scene that this artifact implies. People were in a frantic stupor with no idea what to do as the wrath of Mount Vesuvius took their lives, and beyond their fascinating life, the story of their demise is indeed captivating....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ARTH 110 taught by Professor Peters during the Fall '07 term at St. Thomas.
- Fall '07