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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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Amphora in Pompeii

Still partially encased in volcanic material from the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius, this amphora is tucked in the corner of a small garden in Pompeii, Italy.

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Ancient Roman Ovens…

This summer saw an addition to our domus: we built a small, wood-fired oven in our backyard.  Needless to say, no one turns down an invitation to dinner at our house anymore.  I’ve baked bread, roasted chicken and vegetables, baked … 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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