This morning we had another wonderful opportunity to meet with Dr Hamish Campbell and two new people. One person was Riria Hotere who has taken the place that Diana-Grace normally has and Dr Matthew. All three were great to listen to. It's amazing how much we can learn in such a short time. Matthew explained to us what life would have been like before the eruption in 79AD, how life would have been. It was interesting to learn about all the different gods the people worshipped in Pompeii. There seemed to be many. We were shown the plaster casts as well that were made when Pompeii was excavated. It's amazing to think that what stands now as the ruins of Pompeii was excavated because it was buried by the ash and rock that came from Mt Vesuvius. It was buried for 1700 years!
We were able to ask some questions throughout. The answers we received were so good - the team at Te Papa are so good at explaining things. We've posted some photos here of our VC with Te Papa. Students of Room 18 will be posting their reflections on their individual blogs soon. Some will have some short videos to share with you.
Thanks again to the team at Te Papa. We look forward to meeting with you again.