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Herculaneum
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Herculaneum

Herculaneum, located on the Bay of Naples, was a Roman town which was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. Like its neighbour Pompeii, the town was perfectly preserved by a metres-thick layer of volcanic ash which, in the...
A Visitor's Guide to Herculaneum
Article by Carole Raddato

A Visitor's Guide to Herculaneum

In the first part of our new travel series devoted to the archaeological sites around the Bay of Naples, we shared some hints and tips as to how you can best prepare for your self-guided tour of Pompeii. In this second part, we look into...
Pompeii
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Pompeii

Pompeii was a large Roman town in Campania, Italy which was buried in volcanic ash following the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE. Excavated in the 19th-20th century, its excellent state of preservation gives an invaluable insight into Roman...
A Visitor's Guide to Oplontis, Stabiae & Boscoreale
Article by Carole Raddato

A Visitor's Guide to Oplontis, Stabiae & Boscoreale

More than 2,000 years ago, extremely wealthy Romans lived on the sunny shores of the Bay of Naples at Pompeii and in opulent villas nearby, unconcerned about Mount Vesuvius in the distance. Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE), Augustus (r. 27 BCE...
Roman Wall Painting
Article by Mark Cartwright

Roman Wall Painting

The interiors of Roman buildings of all description were very frequently sumptuously decorated using bold colours and designs. Wall paintings, fresco and the use of stucco to create relief effects were all commonly used by the 1st century...
Roman Housing - Video & Questions
Worksheet/Activity by Marion Wadowski

Roman Housing - Video & Questions

This activity has been designed to fit a 20-minute slot for your class and is suitable for both online and classroom teaching, as well as homeschooling. Students have to complete some short answer questions, based on a video. It is...
Roman Society - Text & Chart
Worksheet/Activity by Marion Wadowski

Roman Society - Text & Chart

This activity has been designed to fit a 20-minute slot for your class. Students have to complete a pyramid chart, based on a text. It is part of our Ancient Rome Society and Government pack where you can find: Complete lesson plans...
Roman Economy & Trade
Lesson Pack by Marion Wadowski

Roman Economy & Trade

We have prepared three lesson plans including classroom activities, assignments, homework, and keys as well as: Glossary of keywords and concepts in an excel format Open questions adaptable for debates, presentations, and essays...
Interview: The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper
Interview by Kelly Macquire

Interview: The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper

In this interview, World History Encyclopedia is joined with Elodie Harper, the author of the novel The Wolf Den. Kelly (WHE): Do you want to start us off by telling us what the book is about? Elodie Harper (author): Hi, it is so nice...
Roman Food - Map & Questions
Worksheet/Activity by Marion Wadowski

Roman Food - Map & Questions

This activity has been designed to fit a 20-30-minute slot for your class and is suitable for both online and classroom teaching. Students have to answer a few questions based on a map. It is part of our Daily Life in Ancient Rome pack...
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