My experience at Pompeii was amazing as it incorporated two seemingly juxtaposing subjects, science and history, into one site, by Sabrina Slagowitz, Pompeii '14.
Our first 'Photo of the Week' was taken by University of Cincinnati Classics Professor Steven Ellis, who directs archaeological excavations at Pompeii. Your photo could be featured here too!
In the year 79 CE, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried Pompeii under 20 feet of ash and pumice. The city was then lost for over 1,500 years until it was rediscovered in the late 16th century. Because it was so well preserved, it remains one of the best archaeological sources for ancient Roman culture.