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*POMPEII, ITALY:    A paved street, the blocks in the road allowed pedestrians to cross the street without having to step onto the road itself which doubled up as Pompeii's drainage + sewage disposal system. The spaces between the block allowed horse drawn carts to pass along the road.

*POMPEII, ITALY: A paved street, the blocks in the road allowed pedestrians to cross the street without having to step onto the road itself which doubled up as Pompeii's drainage + sewage disposal system. The spaces between the block allowed horse drawn carts to pass along the road.

Pompeii - we were here on Fri 13 and on the date 50 years past when Vesuvius was supposed to erupt.

Pompeii - we were here on Fri 13 and on the date 50 years past when Vesuvius was supposed to erupt.

Pompeii - wine vats.  They had outdoor fiestas where they served wine in large bowls

Pompeii - wine vats. They had outdoor fiestas where they served wine in large bowls

Pompeii's history reads like a Greek tragedy. Settlers originally flocked to the site of the Roman port city because of its fertile soil—the product of volcanic ash from nearby Mount Vesuvius. Yet that very same volcano would erupt and doom the city of 10,000 to 20,000 inhabitants in A.D. 79.

A Glimpse of Old Pompeii

Pompeii's history reads like a Greek tragedy. Settlers originally flocked to the site of the Roman port city because of its fertile soil—the product of volcanic ash from nearby Mount Vesuvius. Yet that very same volcano would erupt and doom the city of 10,000 to 20,000 inhabitants in A.D. 79.

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The Temple of Apollo in Pompeii!   See more: http://www.gypsynester.com/pompeii.htm #travel #italy #pompeii

The Temple of Apollo in Pompeii! See more: http://www.gypsynester.com/pompeii.htm #travel #italy #pompeii

Pompeii; I've seen history documentaries on this city and learned about it in Latin class. It is a true tragedy. Seeing the casts and place in person is something I've wanted to do for a long time...

Pompeii; I've seen history documentaries on this city and learned about it in Latin class. It is a true tragedy. Seeing the casts and place in person is something I've wanted to do for a long time...

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