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    The leftover of buildings

    by shavy Updated Sep 23, 2014

    Many houses and buildings inside are still intact and the upper floors are not collapsed by the weight of the ash and stones. Many paintings in the houses have been preserved, and the woodwork is indeed charred but still visible. Here and there you see even more furniture.

    There is much to see in Pompeii and as you walk around, you may just dazzle of many empty buildings. The ruins is big and if you want to short cut your walk, the map you receive from the entrance it really help plan your walking. However, there is so much to see that one day you probably more convenient.
    It was rainy during our visit and walking around outside it was not very pleasant, while here and there has form of splash from the rain

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  • A history lesson

    by where_is_davina Updated Apr 4, 2011

    A traveller isn't a traveller unless he/she has visited Pomeii!
    This city was literally frozen in time - although it wasn't "frozen" so much as covered in lava... The things you will see here are unbelievable: think mummified bodies that have been in the same position since the day mount Vesuvius errupted in the year 79 A.D, as well as an incredibly well preserved brothel with a "sex menu" of paintings still visible on the walls!

    I can't stress enough that this place is a must-see for anyone planning a trip to Italy! (See the website provided for a shuttle bus from Rome)

    *Unfortunately I visited Pomeii pre-digicam era, so my pictures are not on my computer. If I get around to scanning them, I promise to post them!

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    The arcaded court of the gladiators

    by mvtouring Written Oct 26, 2005

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    According to the thesis of the architect Vitruvio, every theatre provded the spectators with a largo portico where they could walk during the performances, which were ofter very long. This one is one of the oldest examples of its kind. Yhr portico at Pompeii is quadrangular, surrounded by 74 Doric columns in tuff stucco-work. The main entrance is in the nort-eastern corner. In at least 10 rooms that was excavated they found remainders of Gladiotor weapons and in otwo rooms they found 18 skeletons, amoung which was a woman richly adorned with jewels.

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