A trip to Pompeii would not be complete without a visit to the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. The best collection of frescos, mosaics and pottery from Pompeii can be found there.
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In the distance from Pompeii, you will see Mt Vesuvius. Though not close enough to be overwhelming, it is in close enough proximity to Pompeii to be more than a little ominous. Vesuvius had two major... more
The Household Lares are the gods of the home. Most houses in ancient rome would have a shrine to these gods, and make offerings in the hope that the Lares would protect them and their home.
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Carlo di Borbone began ecavating the site in 1748, and digging was done sporadically. Although it was then thought to be a major discovery it was only after a number of years that the site was finnaly...
Destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompeii was one of the most important commercial centers during Roman age.
Buried in ashes and pummice it was discovered in 1600 but the real work...