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Pompeii
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Last week I spent a few days in Pompeii, visiting the site, Herculaneum, Naples and the villas of Oplontis and Stabiae.

Attached are a few of the many photos I took in no particular order.

Being used to Roman sites in Britain, it is jaw dropping to walk down Roman corridors and into rooms with ceilings!

I have to admit that I did not see everything but it was amazing nonetheless.

Enjoy!

Graham.


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"Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream" Edgar Allan Poe.

"Every brush-stroke is torn from my body" The Rebel, Tony Hancock.

"..I sweated in that damn dirty armor....TWENTY YEARS!', Charlton Heston, The Warlord.
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Thanks Graham!
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#3
I always wonder in Herculaneum, how far down the foundations of the modern buildings go, and if they have accidentally dug up parts of the ancient city.
Richard Campbell
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#4
Super rich in historical imprints. Have always wanted to see The Garden of fugitives. By far the most dramatic evidence of the tragic end of Pompeii.
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#5
Thanks for the photos, Graham. I visited these sights in 2003, a total of 4 days after two weeks in Sicily. As an angler, I enjoyed the Villa of the Fishkeeper and Hadrian's huge live-fish well at Tivoli. It's always thrilling to walk these streets, stumble over the stones, and find historic pieces you can actually touch. Big Grin
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#6
Hmm, the last photo seems to look like what we now call an "Artillery Sword." I thought those were totally 19th century inventions.

Thanks for posting all the pics.
Joe Balmos
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#7
Great photos Graham. I would love to visit Pompeii someday.
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(05-16-2017, 04:25 PM)Creon01 Wrote: Hmm, the last photo seems to look like what we now call an "Artillery Sword." I thought those were totally 19th century inventions.

Thanks for posting all the pics.

The "Artillery Swords" might actually be copied of these, or similar, statues.

BTW, great photos.
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