Today I am taking you to Herculaneum in Italy. I borrowed this ‘copy’ from Sharon’s post…she did such a great job. Thanks, kiddo. You can visit her blog here she has some wonderful photos!
“Legend says that Herculaneum was founded by Hercules. The historical facts tell us that it was buried under rivers of volcanic mud one fateful day in A.D. 79 after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Seeping into the cracks of virtually every building, the scalding mud preserved the timbers of hundreds of structures that would otherwise have rotted during the normal course of time.”
This green area was at sea level in 79 AD and this is where some of the preserved bodies were found…huddled together in the grottos.
An ancient fast food restaurant.
This fresco is in atrium of a home, including a fountain with the tiniest tiles.
Here is the second level of a home….this is where the slaves lived.
Some vessels in a shop…so perfectly preserved!
Astounding beauty…this is little tiny tiles.
Each tile is probably half the size of your eye teeth. Very very tiny!
This was part of a large spa.
See the little cubby holes for clothes?
Archeologists found seeds here and replanted the exact fruit trees, that were originally found here. Amazing…I like it when the puzzle piece fits.
Thanks for visiting with me, next is Florence,but only after I head out for another Sisters on the Fly trip…it’s to Sisters, Oregon, for the NW gathering…over 100 sisters…I can’t wait to share pictures….oh, my which will I show first…Italy or Sisters?