Italy (ii): Pompeii

These photos are just meant to encourage you to travel.
Today it's Pompeii, the Roman city buried by the Vesuvius in the year 79AD. Pompeii has inspired writers, film directors, ... ; there's also a great BBC documentary about its last days.

The "Palestra" (Gym):

This was a bar (the holes were used to keep the drinks cool):

The Forum area:

Many plaster casts of victims of the eruption are in the Archaelogical Museum of Naples. Others can still be found in the city:


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