The City of Pompeii was buried under the ash and cinders of Mount Vesuvius for 17 centuries before excavations began. The homes, shops and streets are well preserved and give us a better understanding of life in 79 A.D.
All wooden beams and anything flammable was destroyed.
Some reconstruction has been done to give a better sense for what was. Records must exist to indicate who originally lived at this address. The gates are used to keep tourists away from areas that have not been made safe for the busy traffic.
In this Mediterranean climate it must have been a beautiful place with flower gardens everywhere.
How grand these statues must have been.
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