Pompeii was a Roman town that was buried under 13-20 feet of ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79. The entrance to the town. It was accidentally rediscovered in 1749.
Some standing columns. The Forum Mount Vesuvius in the background.
Surviving structures near the Forum. Cast of one of the 2,000 people who died. Another body cast. Doesn't look like he was having fun.
People died and their bodies were covered with layers of ash. When the bodies decomposed, it left hollow cavities. Archeologists then poured plaster into the cavities to get the casts. Holding up the roof.
Guard dog mosaic. Stepping stones for when the streets used to flood. Welcome mat
The statue that gives the House of the Faun its name. Mosaic of Alexander the Great defeating Darius III at the Battle of Issus. This is a replica that was put in the House of the Faun in 2005 - the original is in Naples. Roman columns
House of the Faun One of a few strays that call Pompeii home. Quite a few R-rated frescoes in Pompeii.
Bakery Side street Whorehouse. Looks comfortable.
The menu? Another bedroom Another whorehouse fresco.
Typical side street. Amphitheater entrance Amphitheater stage
The gladiator training ground. Building along the main boulevard. The main boulevard.
Garden along the main street. The arena Arena exterior
More stepping stones for when the streets flooded, which looks like it probably happened a lot. Main boulevard. Mount Vesuvius
Structures near the entrance. Leaving at closing time.

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