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    Stabian Baths
    by sargentjeff
  • Bakery
    Bakery
    by daarth
  • A bar
    A bar
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    Buried Treasures...

    by CandS Updated Jul 16, 2004

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    Favorite thing: While wandering around Pompei we came across some pottery and other things found or moulded over the years...

    I have heard that some of these things aren't the 'real thing' but cement (?) replicas made from the shapes left in the hardened ash...

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    A shop

    by CandS Updated Jul 16, 2004

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    A shop?

    Favorite thing: The inside of a shop... I have seen documentaries with these shops selling all sorts of foods...

    I can't help but wonder what was really sold or made in this shop... There were quite a few of these amongst the streets of Pompei.

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    The Baths

    by Goner Updated Mar 19, 2003

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    The Frigidarium

    Favorite thing: Originally, Pompeii received its water supply from the River Sarno and from wells, but then an aqueduct was built . Large lead pipes ran under the pavement carrying running water to the homes of the richest residents, to the public baths, and to the public fountains where the poorer inhabitants obtained their water.

    The Forum Baths, excavated in 1823, are located at the intersection of Via del Foro and Via di Nola. The baths had a communal central heating plant and were divided into two sections, for males and for females.

    Leading away from the changing room, in the center is the "Frigidarium," a circular tub for cold baths. To the right is the "Tepidarium" for warm baths, and the "Calidarium" for steam baths that were heated using a system of double walls that carried heat from the furnace.

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    The Brothel

    by Goner Updated Mar 19, 2003

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    The Brothel

    Favorite thing: The Brothel has ten bedrooms with stone slab beds built into the wall. There were two entrances and five rooms on the ground-level floor. A wooden stairway led to five bedrooms on the upper floor. Scenes of erotic games that could take place at the request of the clients were ornately painted on the walls of the ten bedrooms.

    It seems this was the least attractive area of the city, actually very dismal.

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    The Stabian Baths

    by sargentjeff Written Mar 19, 2003

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    Stabian Baths

    Favorite thing: The baths were interesting, and we had the chance to be adjacent to one of the tour groups going through, so I got to hear some of the history and usage of the baths in Pompei.
    The Stabian Baths are Pompeii's oldest baths. The name of the building derives from its location at the crossing between Via dell'Abbondanza and Via Stabiana. Built in the second century B.C., they were extended with the establishment of the Roman colony. During the imperial age they were restored a first time and a second time after the earthquake of 62 A.D.. Restoration works were still in progress when the eruption occurred, so the facility was not yet ready for use. The main entrance leads straight to the gymnasium surrounded by a colonnade. The gymnasium has an open bathing-pool and a large hall used as cleansing and dressing room.

    The facility is divided into a men's section and women's section, with the usual sequence of frigidarium, tepidarium and calidarium. Its ruined condition caused by the earthquake of 62 A.D., permits an understanding of how heat circulated both in the interspace of the walls created by the use of spacers and under the floor lifted up by means of little pillars

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    The Brothel!!!

    by squeak_tj97 Updated Mar 6, 2003
    Brothel Specialties

    Favorite thing: I would not have believed my eyes. It was amazing that they had brothels that far back in the day. To mark directions from the main road were engravings of male genitalia in the stone road. One was to follow the direction it was pointing to. The building is located in a very narrow alley and had a back door for people to sneak out. There were about 5 room and each one had a cement bed.

    Fondest memory: Pictures were painted on the wall above each room. These pictures depicted the womans specialty that she offered.
    We had walked in behind an English tour group of Senior Citizens and all I remember was an elderly man asking which woman was going to service him.

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    Some strange happenings

    by paulapes Written Feb 8, 2003

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    Street scene

    Favorite thing: Pompeiian citizens were pretty interesting! We found out that they collected the town's urine and used it to bleach cloth---hopefully they rinsed the cloth VERY WELL afterward!

    Also, they had a very liberal attitude toward sex....some of the pictures on the walls---well, I'm not going to describe them for you!! You'll just have to go and see for yourself.

    They also had a system where they could flood the streets now and then to wash away all of the sewage and filth. I'm REALLY happy I'm living now and not then.....................

    Fondest memory: See the nice clean streets, instead of what must have been just plain awful in Pompeii's heyday!

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    A bakery. Were they baking...

    by daarth Updated Jan 11, 2003

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    Bakery

    Favorite thing: A bakery. Were they baking here that day?

    If you click to enlarge the pictue, you will see my feet sticking out of the oven.
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    The real bartender left here a...

    by daarth Updated Jan 11, 2003

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    A bar

    Favorite thing: The real bartender left here a long time ago (in a real hurry).
    On the bar you see 3 big holes. In them stood big jars of wine. The wine is ofcourse not there now, but the jars were.

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