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  • Life and Death: Pompeii and Hurculaneum

Life and Death: Pompeii and Hurculaneum - Image bank for schools

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    This image bank is a resource to complement 'Life and Death: Pompeii and Hurculaneum – Resource pack for primary teachers'

    The feature includes exclusive footage filmed in the Life and Death in Pompeii and Hurculaneum exhibition and around the British Museum. It covers a broad variety of topics connected with the exhibition, including:

    • The volcano Vesuvius and the science behind the eruption
    • Personal adornment;
    • Decorating a Roman house;
    • Making a living;
    • Food and dining;
    • Being a Roman child;
    • Preservation and the process of creating the plaster casts of the victims.

    The feature lasts sixty minutes and was captured live at the British Museum on 19 June 2013.

    Curriculum links
    The feature offers opportunities in the following curriculum areas and for cross-curricular work:

    • History: Archaeology and how evidence is found; types of evidence; finding out about the lives of men, women and children in the past
    • English: The story of the eruption and of the experiences of the people offers great potential for a wide range of kinds of writing and oral work, including poetry and drama
    • Science: Volcanoes; the advantages and risks of living near a volcano; the process and consequences of eruptions

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