Look at the detail in the floor tile.

The gardens in the city are well maintained. The stone object is a grinder that was used to make flour - for bread which was baked in the ovens in the rear. This is a cast of one of the volcano victims.  Archaeologists made these molds from the hollows - in the lava left by the decomposed bodies. Liquid plaster was used to fill the cavities to make the casts. Thriving towns surround Pompeii today.  Here you see one of them just outside the walls. Back in Naples -- our last view of the city from the hillside
We're now on the train headed for Rome. In Rome near the old Forum.  We are accompanied by Louis's friend, Mauro, who lives in Rome. We meet some Roman gladiators outside the Colosseum The Colosseum Inside the Collosseum
There were seats for 50,000 people The arena level of the Colosseum.  The floor is missing exposing the underground passages. Exterior close up view of the Collosseum wall

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