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PHOTO: Ruins of Large Bakery at Pompeii

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Ruins of large bakery at Pompeii, Italy, showing remains of exterior wall and street leading up to the shop. Inside the shop stand a row of well-preserved millstones and the oven. Rooms next to the oven were used as a granary and for…

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PHOTO: The Forum Public Baths at Pompeii

Click on above photo to view it in large format: The Forum Public Baths at Pompeii, Italy, where frescoes and sculptures of gods and mythology decorate the walls and arched ceiling of the Tepedarium, or warm bath. Though it was the smallest of the three public baths at Pompeii, it was very popular,…

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PHOTO: Quadriportico at the Great Theater in Pompeii

Click on above photo to view it in large format: The Quadriportico at the Great Theater in Pompeii likely served as a foyer for the theater. Though the art and statuary that once filled it is gone, the 74 surrounding columns have survived

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PHOTO: The Great Theater at Pompeii, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: The Great Theater at Pompeii, which could seat up to 5,000 spectators, dates from the end of the 3rd century BCE. It was built in the Greek style, which took advantage of the natural slope of the terrain and had a U-shaped orchestra….

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PHOTO: Interior of the Roman Amphitheater in Pompeii

Click on above photo to view it in large format: This ancient Roman amphitheater in Pompeii, Italy was completely buried by the ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. It was so well designed and built that, since being excavated, it has been used for present day concerts and events,…

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The Ancient Roman Pleasure Palace of Poppaea Sabina

Walking through the Italian town of Torre Annunziata, one would never suspect that some of the most luxurious villas of the Roman Empire lie buried some 25 feet beneath its streets. The only indication that earlier structures existed comes from a notation on the Tabula Peutingeriana, a twelfth-century copy of an ancient map…

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