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  • POMPEII THE BURIED CITY
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  • Pompeii volcano hole
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  • POMPEII This is what Pompeii, Italy looked like at the time Mt. Vesuvius exploded. The architecture was extremely beautiful in A.D. 79.
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  • The House of Menander This house is one of the largest and most luxurious in Pompeii. It occupies almost a whole city block. This is the atrium or the front of the house.
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  • The Atrium You can see in the left corner of the room a shrine to the Lares, the gods that protected the house.
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  • The Exterior of The House of Menander This is the garden courtyard and outer dinning area. As you can see they have restored the gardens in the centre courtyard.
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  • Menanders Bath This is a picture in Menanders hot room in the private bath suit.
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  • Wall Paintings Inside the House of Menander
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  • The Forum of Pompeii This is an Arial view of the Forum. It was considered the pride of Pompeii. It was the center of government, religion and commerce. It stretched several blocks.
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  • The towering columns of the forum still stand today. Once the heart of the city, this grand square was badly damaged by an earthquake in A.D. 62 and then burred by the eruption of Vesuvius.
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  • The Architecture of the Forum As was typical of the time, most of the most important buildings at Pompeii - - were located in or around the forum.
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  • Pompeii Bakery The large wood-burning oven identifies these premises as a bakery. Each mill consists of two mill-stones, one stationary and one hollow and shaped like a funnel. The funnel-shaped stone had slots, into which wooden levers could be inserted so that the stone could be rotated to grind the wheat.
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  • Buying Bread This is a wall painting of someone selling bread. Loafs of bread are stacked up on the counter where the man is handing them out to the customers. It is thought that the people of Pompeii bought their daily bread from bakeries rather than bake it themselves at home, since it was rare to find an oven in a home.
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  • The Forum Baths Interior
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  • The Ceiling of the Forum Baths This is the room between the hot and cold baths. It has a vaulted ceiling and niches in the walls that are adorned with terra cotta.