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Beautiful even after all this time, Pompeii

Pompeii: The Roman city frozen in time

Exploring the ruins of Pompeii, the Roman city frozen in time after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius #Pompeii #Italy

I saw the ruins of old Pompeii, Campania, Italy and my eyes walked along the centuries back to that day where death came of natures fury unleashed by fire and molton rock that preserved those lost for all times in ash and twisted figures on the ground.

3D reconstruction of the position of the "Lovers of Valdaro", two fossilized skeletons (a man and a woman) dating back to 6000 years ago, discovered by archaeologists at a Neolithic tomb in S.Giorgio near Mantova, Italy, in 2007.

A bronze polyphallic tintinnabulum of Mercury from Pompeii: the missing bells were attached to each tip (Naples Museum). In ancient Rome, a tintinnabulum (less often tintinnum) was a wind chime or assemblage of bells. A tintinnabulum often took the form of a bronze phallic figure or fascinum, a magico-religious phallus thought to ward off the evil eye and bring good fortune and prosperity.

MINERVA, OR PALLAS ATHENE. (Found in Pompeii.)ToList Long time Ixion abode in the house of Hesioneus, for [531]Hesioneus was loth to part with his child. But at the last Ixion sware to give for her a ransom precious as the golden fruits which Helios wins from the teeming earth. So the word was spoken, and Dia the fair became the wife of the son of Amythaon, and the undying horses bare her away in his gleaming chariot. Many a day and month and year the fiery steeds of Helios sped on their…