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Discuss problems of ethical issues at Pompeii and Herculaneum, and how they are being...

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dj-raven | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 9, 2008 at 8:58 PM via web

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Discuss problems of ethical issues at Pompeii and Herculaneum, and how they are being resolved.

Discuss problems of ethical issues at Pompeii and Herculaneum, and how they are being resolved.  

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anzio45 | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted December 10, 2008 at 12:07 PM (Answer #2)

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Could you possibly explain in more detail what ethical issues you mean? Are you referring to the ethics of interfering with the remains of what were once living breathing humans regardless of the circumstances in which they died? I've visited Pompeii myself and read a fair bit about it but I haven't come across much by way of ethical matters in relation to the site.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 23, 2011 at 9:53 AM (Answer #3)

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I think archeology has come a long way. Scientists are very aware of the ethical issues. They are extremely careful in Pompeii and in other places. Sites are catalogued, referenced, and carefully treated.

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