Tag Archives: Ancient Pompeii

S#*t My Tour Guide Says

Did you know that a giant lava flow poured down from Mount Vesuvius and buried the city of Pompeii in 79 AD?  Or, that there were 20,000 people living in Pompeii alone, and ALL of them were killed?  Were you … Continue reading

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Gardens, Fugitives, Lapili and Dolia

Today started with ALL of us heading into the Garden of the Fugitives, after it was decided that only a “few” of us should go in, because it’s not clear if our permit allows us to go in at all.  … Continue reading

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A day in an ancient Roman lamp factory

While it took a while to get started today–the PI’s spent several hours discussing the various attributes of the structure–we began and ended our day working in an ancient lamp factory, adjacent gardens and shop. My team (Anne and Joseph) … Continue reading

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Vote for Julius Polybius: He makes good bread!

If you have seen any documentary, movie or read anything about Ancient Pompeii, you are probably familiar with the house of Julius Polybius (english spelling). It is NEVER EVER open to anybody, not even visiting archaeologists! Today, Prof. Lowe sweetalked his way into the villa with Lyn, myself, Rob and Mary in tow. I am, to use a good British phrase, gobsmacked! Continue reading

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Calcio in Treno!!

Apparently we missed quite the brawl on the train yesterday… Continue reading

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Week 1: Team 2!!

Day one, delays, il supermercato and one hell of a thunderstorm… Continue reading

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Finally, the Internet!

Saturday: Sleep in, find cappuccino, pay respects to the “Fugitives” in the garden, walk through forum, go find gelato, jump in pool, La Lanterna in Sorrento for dinner. Today: sleep until 10:00, realize you’ve missed breakfast, find alternate cappuccino, help unload project storage room, take train to Sorrento again… Welcome to the Pompeii Food and Drink Project 2009. Continue reading

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