Temple of Apollo (2nd Century
BC) in the Pompeii Forum.
A copy of the bronze statue of
Apollo in the Temple of Apollo.
The Temple of Apollo from the
back of the ruined temple.
A typical building in Pompeii.
There are miles of these
broken-walled open roofed
structures.
The ramp approaching Marina
Gate. The Gate has a large
archway for carts and a small
one for pedestrians.
The Marina Gate entrance to
Pompeii. Taken from the Ticket
office entrance near the train
stop.
The Villa of Mysteries a very
large villa. The name comes
from an elaborate frieze inside
said to show the rites of initiation
to the Dionysiac mysteries.
Under the South East portico in
the Villa of Mysteries.
Architectural views against a
red background painted on the
walls in the Villa of Mysteries.
The Temple of Jupiter,
dedicated to the Capitoline triad
of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, on
the north side of the Forum. It
dates from the 2nd century BC.
The Herculaneum Gate. Three
gates, two on either side for foot
traffic and a large entrance in
the middle.
The large stone blocks of the
town walls at Vesuvius Gate.
Huge racks of Amphora in a
protected structure near the
forum.
Plaster cast of one of the
victims of the Vesuvius
eruption. Most of these have
been moved to Museums.
A main street in Pompeii.
A narrow lane way.
A structure in the Cemetery. I
could not find out anything
more about it.
The peristyle of the Villa of
Diomedes (so called because of
the name on a tomb across the
street).
Saving money on marble
columns. Bricks covered with
marble in the column in a
portico of the Villa of Mysteries.
The volcano Vesuvius looming
over Pompeii. It is about 15
kilometers away.
A fork in the road. The Via
Consolare.
The Triumphal arch of Caligula.
The raised sidewalks and foot
stones were designed to keep
people out of the center of the
road that doubled as a sewer.
A wide street cutting right
through Pompeii. Vesuvius
looming in the distance.
All of Pompeii from atop a low
hill just outside the Vesuvius
Gate.
An alcove painted with figures
in the House of the Golden
Cupids.
The garden in the peristyle (open
courtyard surrounded by columns)
in the House of the Golden
Cupids.
A mirror set into the wall in the
House of the Golden Cupids.
The Lararium (Household Shrine)
in the House of the Golden
Cupids. Six statuettes and several
bronze vessels were found here
when it was excavated.
A large road passing right through
the ruins.
A busy intersection. Notice the
cart tracks worn into the paving
stones.
Columns in what would have
been a garden.
The House of the Ship Europa.
From plaster casts the type of tree
that grew in the courtyard was
determined and planted.
A bar, the holes would have held
amphora full of drink.
The palaestra consisted of a
central area for sporting activities
surrounded by a high front wall
and a three sided colonnade.
The entrance to the
amphitheatre.
The Pompeii Amphitheater used
for sporting events and
gladiatorial games. The building
was completed in 80 BC.
Vines for a winery set up in
Pompeii using the same types of
vines archaeologists have
discovered in the ruins.
Inside the amphitheater on the
ground floor. It seated 20,000
people and is the oldest surviving
Roman amphitheatre.
A cemetery just outside Pompeii
with large tombs.
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