Twitter and Ancient History?

No, Twitter is not just for posting a 140 character description of the food you are eating at the moment. It is much more powerful than that! We history buffs can use Twitter to connect, and share ideas, thoughts, and pictures. With so many users utilizing this social media outlet, we can all learn from each other about ancient history. How? Well let me show you:

Using Twitter to Expand your Interest and Knowledge in Ancient History

Hopefully this brief tutorial can give you insight on how to use Twitter to your advantage, both as a research and study tool regarding ancient history. Use Twitter to your advantage!


Pompeii: Frozen in Time

I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting Italy in the spring of 2010. One of the stops I made was to the preserved town of Pompeii, which so long ago was covered by the thick ash and mud from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

With the slopes of Mount Vesuvius rising to the north, the town stood in a quiet, peaceful, almost eerie state. The birds warbled softly in the trees; the only other sounds were those of fellow tourists, emerging from cobblestoned side streets on either side of me, commenting on the history, the architecture, and the paradoxical beauty of the place.

Frozen in time, the town gave a snapshot of ancient Italian life that can not be captured in textbooks, or even pictures. To truly experience Pompeii, you have to explore the streets of the ghost town yourself, walking the city fixed in ancient history.