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Old August 5th, 2011, 01:12 PM   #21
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Old August 10th, 2011, 12:23 AM   #22
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You're welcome! I'll add some photo's of my visit to Pompei later (was really nice )
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Pompeii update

In Rome we hired a car and made a daytrip to Pompeii. I very much wanted to see this place in real
after reading the book "Pompeii" by Robert Harris in which he beautifully descibes this area and the
way people used to live here during the Roman empire.

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These badass busses brought us close to the crater of Mount Visuvius, the last couple of 100 meters
we had to climb ourselves.


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This was not a bad thing since the view was quite impressive...

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Walking the edge of the crater.

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View towards Napoli (and some dark clouds).

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Expedition on the other side of the crater.

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Once back down we discovered the excavations of old Pompeii to be almost deserted...

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The main square with mount Visuvius in the background. The slopes give an idea of how the vulcano must have looked before the 79AD. eruption

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Wandering these empty streets felt a bit eery. It wasn't hard to picture how this city must have looked some 2000 years ago. Another thing that
struck me was the rather small difference between this excavation and the cities of today...


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View from an old pub facing an intersection.

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Inside the pub. The pots in the counter were used to serve food. You find them troughout the whole city.

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The streets were quite deep for modern standards and used to be covered in horse / donkey poo. You could keep your feet clean by using the
steppingstones when crossing them.


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One of the wealthier residences.

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The hot ashes that covered Pompeii encapsulated people trying to hide from danger, leaving behind
human shaped cavities between the ruins. These were later filled with plaster revealing a whole collection
of somewhat grim sculptures.


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