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PHOTO: The Temple of Isis in Pompeii, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Not only is the Temple of Isis in Pompeii one of the best preserved buildings in the ancient city, it provides proof positive that the city had ties to Egypt, as it was used by members of the cult of the Egyptian goddess…

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PHOTO: Temple of Apollo at Pompeii, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: The Temple of Apollo at Pompeii, Italy, featured 48 columns surrounding a steep flight of steps leading to an inner cella, opposite which sat a sacrificial altar.

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PHOTO: Taberna at Pompeii, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: This taberna at Pompeii, considered a fast food joint of the ancient world, is one of many where Romans took their midday meal. Food was scooped out of the large jars on the counter top.

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PHOTO: Plaster Casts of Bodies in Pompeii, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: During the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, ash rained down on and covered the city. Encased in the super-heated material, bodies were totally incinerated, leaving a cavity in the cooling ash. Archeologists poured plaster into the cavities to form plaster casts…

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PHOTO: Entrance to the Ruins of Pompeii, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Entrance to the ruins of Pompeii, Italy, beyond which lie hills where more ruins await excavation and Mount Vesuvius, which blew its top in 79 AD and buried the town in volcanic ash.

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PHOTO: Necropolis at Porta Nocera in Pompeii, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Tombs in the Necropolis at Porta Nocera in Pompeii, one of seven burial areas found in the town that was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

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