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POMPEII


Toxic gases from the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD killed all the inhabitants of Pompeii, and vocanic ash then buried the city. Excavations of the ruins began
in 1861, and now the site is open to the public. The art in the homes of the wealthier residents is amazing. Some have entire floors of inlaid mosaics which survive
well to this day. Examples in the house of Menander can be seen in the photos below 3rd row). Some paintings on the walls are also amazingly well preserved.

37821 - Entrance to the city  37825 - Basilica Ruins 37838 - Temple of  Jupiter 37830 37832R
37833 37837 37855 - The Great Theatre 37857 - Stage of the Great Theatre 37859
37871 - The house of Menander 37867 - Inside the house of Meander 37872 - The House of Menander 37869 - Wall painting - House of Menander 37874 - Floor in the house of Menander
37874c2 - Close-up of the mosaic floor 37877 - Inside the house of Menander 37824 37926 - Popeii ruins 37831 - Pompeii Ruins
37828c - Pompeii Ruins 37840c - Pompeii courtyard 37842 - A street at Pompeii 37886 - Pompeii ruins 37904c - Pompeii ruins
37908 - Oven at Pompeii 37917 - Elevated heated floor 37819 - Pompeii ruins 37820 - Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius 37947b - Back on the ship in Naples