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A visit to Naples provides an insight into what the streets of Pompeii were like. The presenter draws many parallels between the modern city and the ancient town: owners of businesses living 'above the shop', with steep stairways giving direct access to the street; produce hanging from nails above shop fronts; the same heavy door knockers; the rubbish; the graffiti; the bustle; the smells.
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14 December 2010

Classroom Ideas

This clip offers an evocative and economical way of conveying to pupils the atmosphere in the streets of Pompeii. What clues could the students find in modern Napoli to show how people lived in Pompeii? Can students find evidence of Roman life in their locality?

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