Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day 22 - Pompeii, Italy

Today, we visited the ruins of the ancient roman city, Pompeii. A long long time go, Pompeii was engulfed by the ashes of the nearby volcano, Mt. Vesuvius and destroyed when it erupted in 79 AD. A few centuries later (in 1748 I believe), it was rediscovered and excavated over the years.

It is simply amazing how the city was preserved. You go into some of the houses and you can still see paint and paintings on the walls. The mosaic on the floor is simply breathtaking and you can easily visualize people walking around these streets thousands of years ago.


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