Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Wordless Wednesday - Pompeii part 2.

 A lot of these photos have dull colours, but you have to remember the whole of Pompeii was buried under at least 19 feet of ash and volcanic debris in a pyroclastic flow which travels at up to 150 mph. It  was covered from 79AD until it was rediscovered in the late 16th century when excavations started.

Because it was buried so quickly and completely, so much of the ancient city was well preserved.

These boulders were to help people cross the roads when they flooded. They were not speed bumps as one person in our group asked!!

Brothels were not only legal but encouraged. The phallus was a sign of good luck and on a lot of doors, but if they were on street corners they pointed towards the nearest brothel.

I hope you enjoyed the second part of the tour around Pompeii.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Wordless Wednesday - Pompeii

 Last week I published a photo of one of the arches in Pompeii. Zinaida   and Natasha both said they would like to see more photos if I have them. I have sorted the best of them and will publish them over two or three weeks. I try not to get too many people in my photos, but somewhere like Pompeii is very difficult not to.

The next photos may appear gruesome but they are casts of some of the petrified bodies that were found during excavations. It was found that when the bodies decomposed a void was left in the volcanic material. Plaster was poured in so the casts are in fact a mixture of bone and plaster.

You can read more about it here.

It is hard to think they were all living almost 2000 years ago and their lives were snuffed out in an instant.

I am joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for the blog hop.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Wordless Wednesday - Pompeii.

Arch in Pompeii with Mt. Vesuvius in the distance.

 Grrr! I scheduled for Wednesday but it published immediately!

I am joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for the blog hop.