Memories of Pompeii

It is over 12 years since Sue and I visited Pompeii and Herculaneum, so it was good to be able to go on some virtual tours recently to see how things have changed and the new buildings excavated.

So I would post some of my pictures from our visit to the two sites in 2010.

Mount Vesuvius

These shots of Herculaneum really give you an idea of how much higher the modern town level is compared to the Roman town and hence how much deposit rained down on the town in the hours following the eruption.

It was amazing to walk down the streets just as those Romans did in AD 70 and look into the shops and houses and try to experience how it would have been just before the eruption.

I think one of the most amazing things is the way that things have survived the eruption and the wonderful wall decorations.

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