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One last look at Rome…

It seems that I’ve recovered from my jet-lag.  This year it was especially bad.  There are actually gaps in my memory from last week.  I took all the right precautions: regular sleep schedule, time in the sun, exercise, lots of … 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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Silver Wedding, House With Shop, Another Successus….

Yesterday we completed the House of the Silver Wedding – named after the fact that the family ruling in Naples back in the 19th century hosted a silver wedding anniversary party there. Yet another incredible villa, always locked, off the beaten path and not a tourist to be seen. It comes complete with a rebuilt tetra-style atrium (4 columns supporting the compluvium roof, over a very nice impluvium). Continue reading

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Isis, cows and Lemonsoda

Today we started off in the House of Successus. There’s a large thermopolium in front and, once again, the professori feel that at one point this house was converted to a restaurant. I was dictating notes for Dr Curtis and a couple walked up, listened in a bit and said “that’s not what the guidebook says”. Everyone thought that was just funny… Continue reading

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