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Wine shop sign
Wine shop sign
Wall mosaic of Poseidon and Amphitrite
Wall mosaic of Poseidon and Amphitrite
Neptune and Amphitrite closeup
Neptune and Amphitrite closeup
What a floor! This is just a small portion.
What a floor! This is just a small portion.
These are the shelves in an apodyterium, or changing room in the bath house. The partitioned shelves are for depositing togas.
These are the shelves in an apodyterium, or changing room in the bath house. The partitioned shelves are for depositing togas.
Women's sector of the Central Baths.
Women's sector of the Central Baths.
2000 year old bronze bath tub found in the excavation.
2000 year old bronze bath tub found in the excavation.
In Herculaneum there are two major public baths excavated so far: The Central Baths and the Suburban Baths. This is inside the S
In Herculaneum there are two major public baths excavated so far: The Central Baths and the Suburban Baths. This is inside the S
Here we are inside the bath house and they have left the mudslide in the doorway.
Here we are inside the bath house and they have left the "mudslide" in the doorway.
This is the calidarium - the heated bath - on the men's side. The circle you can see in the center of the pool is an early immer
This is the calidarium - the heated bath - on the men's side. The circle you can see in the center of the pool is an early immer
The colors that are left are still vibrant.
The colors that are left are still vibrant.
This was in Deer House - named for two statues found in the garden: deer being pursued by hunting dogs.
This was in Deer House - named for two statues found in the garden: deer being pursued by hunting dogs.
Deer House also - I don't remember his name but it was Drunken Somebody
Deer House also - I don't remember his name but it was Drunken Somebody
This photo is taken in the men's sector of the Central Baths. The mosaic on the bottom of this pool is Triton - son of Neptune.
This photo is taken in the men's sector of the Central Baths. The mosaic on the bottom of this pool is Triton - son of Neptune.
The McDonald's of Pompeii
The McDonald's of Pompeii
Food and drinks were kept in the clay pots.
Food and drinks were kept in the clay pots.
u47%2fcjw%2fsmall%2f30208967.IMG_4380copy.jpg Entry to a home. Must have been wealthy.
Entry to a home. Must have been wealthy.
Clothes press - the original wood is encased in plexiglass.
Clothes press - the original wood is encased in plexiglass.
I was intrigued by the tilework. Most had tiles smaller than my little fingernail. I can't imagine the time it took.
I was intrigued by the tilework. Most had tiles smaller than my little fingernail. I can't imagine the time it took.
Two tile floors seperated in the doorway by a piece of marble.
Two tile floors seperated in the doorway by a piece of marble.
A photo of a photo of what was unearthed.
A photo of a photo of what was unearthed.
This room was amazing. Look at the original size to see all the details.
This room was amazing. Look at the "original" size to see all the details.
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u47%2fcjw%2fsmall%2f30210298.IMG_4541copy.jpg A wooden bed found in the excavation.
A wooden bed found in the excavation.
A remodeled pool. The original tile is on the bottom. The marble (now broken) was installed later.
A remodeled pool. The original tile is on the bottom. The marble (now broken) was installed later.
This floor was really wavy and uneven.
This floor was really wavy and uneven.
Just walls and Ashley
Just walls and Ashley
u47%2fcjw%2fsmall%2f30210563.IMG_4572copy.jpg This house was on the beach 2000 years ago. I believe the new Herculaneum is 60' higher than the original.
This house was on the beach 2000 years ago. I believe the "new" Herculaneum is 60' higher than the original.
The white tiles are reflective. These tiles were used around the edges of many floors.
The white tiles are reflective. These tiles were used around the edges of many floors.
The public water source. In the background Katie is trying to get Ashley to carry her jacket by tying it on the backpack.
The public water source. In the background Katie is trying to get Ashley to carry her jacket by tying it on the backpack.
View from above. You can see the current town of Herculaneum in the background.
View from above. You can see the current town of Herculaneum in the background.
Herculaneum is not fully excavated. There is more to be discovered!
Herculaneum is not fully excavated. There is more to be discovered!