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Pompeii, Italy

 
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The excavations of Pompeii over the past 400 years have made it the best preserved ancient Roman town in existance and yielded more information about Roman life than any other site

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Pompeii was burried under 65 feet of volcanic ash from an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. (JK photo)

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The Forum had been damaged by earthquakes and repaired before the volcanic eruption

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Streets of Pompeii

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Stepping Stones were used so the streets could be crossed in rainy weather. The stones were spaced so chariot wheels could pass on either side and the horse could run between them

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Water lines

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The Roman's had learned how to use the pipes to carry water to the fountains and their homes

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This is thought to have been a bank

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This Bakery was so carefully unearthed that its mills, oven and even some loaves of bread were preserved

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The bakery oven

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Street names were on the corners of the buildings

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The Vetti Brother's house was the best preserved. Many rooms were still intact

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The Vetti Brother's house

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The Vetti Brother's house

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The Vetti Brother's house

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The brothel has many well preserved paintings that appeared over the door of each tiny room

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This garden was reproduced to be exactly as it was 2,000 years ago

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Out of a total population of 20,000, it's thought that only 2,000 actually perished, asphyxiated by the toxic fumes of the volcanic debris

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When human remains were found, a body mould was cast before the earth was disturbed

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The body mould of a pregnant woman
 
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