Pompeii, an ancient Roman city that was buried under the dust, hot lava, ashes of the threatening Mt Vesuvius in AD 79, where lives of the ordinary, and the not so ordinary were wiped out almost in an instant. Ironically, thanks to these debris that this once city was pretty much well-preserved as if time had stood still. Today, we have the chance to have a glimpse into what life was like then.
During the summer months, be cautioned that it is going to be soaring heats and swelling crowds. Still very much a dusty place, so do prepare yourself lots of water and a damp towel to cool yourself down!
Do arm yourself with a map as well as Pompeii is very big and spending 6 hours there actually was not enough. Unfortunately, we did not have time to see the erotic paintings. It is a sign that we have to return again.
Pompeii is still not fully uncovered yet. But given the throngs of tourists and the exposure to the natural elements that threaten the precise state of this buried city, sometimes one wonders whether it is better for it to lie as it was?
Mural of a deer… Often their murals will depict scenes of daily lives of hunting, or parties or household activities.
Imagine if these murals at their newest and the room, though small, could possibly be a room for the family member or distinguished guests.
Looks like a bath area
Their earthen wares
Many of these bodies give us a glimpse of their anguish and helplessness at the time of the horrible incident. The ash of their destroyer actually preserve them to tell of their last moments to us in this day.
Bath and toilet area in the same rich family’s house
Look at the intricate carvings overhead. Being entertained in all senses while having a bath during those days
Roman baths… where all sorts of activities could had taken place… this is an intelligent roman engineering which nonetheless proves impressive by today’s standards.
The colosseum, smaller than that in Rome
Pompeii was obviously not built on a flat land… they even had their own cemetery at the far end of the city
Monsieur was having a sudden interest in Pompeii having arrived there.
On the rooftop
Marble tiles that are as of AD 79. Can anyone guess what the hole was for?
Red seems to be a favorite color for walls in the houses of the rich Pompeiians
This might had been a marketplace where merchants and all sorts of people gathered during those days to trade or chit-chat
The main arena
This could well had been some big courtyard