When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE, it buried Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the surrounding settlements under nearly 20 feet of volcanic ash and pumice. Pliny the Elder, a Roman writer, documented his eyewitness account of the disaster, supporting the archaeological evidence uncovered there in the last two centuries.
This Great Lecture reviews how these buried cities and their exploration have had a lasting impact on European and American culture. C. Brian Rose, Ph.D., Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section, Penn Museum; Immediate Past President, Archaeological Institute of America; Trustee, American Academy in Rome
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s political news, including the unique magnitude of the novel coronavirus pandemic, how President Trump is handling the crisis, what the government should do to reassure fearful Americans, and how the outbreak might affect the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race.
The Architizer A+Awards represent 2019’s best architecture and products, celebrated by a diverse group of influencers within and outside the architectural community. Entries are judged by more than 400 luminaries from ﬁelds as diverse as fashion, publishing, product design, real-estate development, and technology, and voted on by the public, culminating in a collection of the world’s finest buildings.
Each year, winners are honored in this fully illustrated compendium, and on Architizer.com, the largest online architecture community on the planet. Featuring select A+Award winners, this is the definitive guide to the year’s best buildings and spaces.
Architizer is the leading online resource for architecture. Through its vast building database, daily content, ‘Source’ marketplace, and A+Awards, it is revolutionizing the way architects connect with building-product manufacturers and the world beyond.
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The timeless themes of Old Master Paintings are striking a chord with a new generation of collectors. In this episode of Expert Voices, get top tips from specialist Arianna Leoni Sceti on how to start a collection, including finding what speaks to you, focusing your budget and why history matters. Our upcoming online sale from the collection of famed dealer Rafael Valls (1 – 8 April) features exceptional examples from most major European schools of painting, and with prices ranging from less than £1,000 to £30,000 is the perfect opportunity for both new and established buyers to build their collection.
The team at Mayo Clinic prefer to see patients screened for colorectal cancer before they show symptoms.
The very smallest bird on Earth is the Bee Hummingbird, which can be found in the Zapata.