Pompeii - October 1997
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A view of the Forum with Vesuvius in the background.
Pompeii's Forum - Vesuvius in background - Aerial view
From Rome we took a train to Naples and then another one to Pompeii.  What a feeling of life in the Roman Empire you get from visiting this place preserved for us by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.  I first learned of Pompeii from The Last Days of Pompeii as a young girl.  It has fascinated me since then.  Here's a picture of the Caldarium at the Forum Baths.  I was delighted to be able to make this visit.  The audio tour was excellent, as they all are.
House of the Vettii-
Cupids making wine.
Part of Forum
Another view of the forum

Atrium in the
House of the Vetti
Atrium in the House of the Vetti

Small home
A small home on one of the streets
Detail  of Cupids above
Bronze Statue
Bronze statue in amazing condition is located in the foyer of a wealthy residence.
Statue in a residence.
A statue in an elegant home - beautifully preserved!
Pentheus Room
House of the Vetti
Pentheus Room in the House of the Vetti