My World Tour -   Pompeii, Italy  
Pompeii and Herculaneum
Buried from the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompeii is a pretty cool place.   It is a big city with a coliseum and theatre, but many of the houses are closed to the public.  Nearby in Herculaneum, the ruins are smaller, but the houses are open.  Because of the mud and lava, instead of burning pumice stone as in Pompeii, the residents escaped Herculaneum.  The frescoes are brilliant and there are still plenty of mosaics and furniture.


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The best Pizza in the world (outside of Chicago, of course) was created in Naples, mmm mmm good.

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The cast moldings of the bodies were made from the actual bodies unearthed.  The bodies were covered with ash, disintegrated and left a mold in the hardened ash.  Plaster was poured into the mold and everything else was excavated.

 

The coliseums were meant for real action, so these gladiators did some good re-enactments.

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Holly and Drew, our Aussie pals.   They really know how to make use of the bidets.

Bruce and Julia, World Travelers and Adventure Seekers Extraordinaire.
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