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Pompeii Travel Guide

Q: Which are the best places to travel in Europe?
A: Big continent, big question... but given Mount Vesuvius has been active recently, we are going to put Sicily as our number one European destination this month.

 
Virtual Tour of Basilica, Pompeii, Italy
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Lois Ronberg says:
"From childhood days I have had an interest in Pompeii. My two visits there have not disappointed. When you stand in the Basilica ruins you cannot help but take on a feeling of history/mystery as you think about what happened that day in AD79, when Mount Vesuvius erupted and spewed scorching ash down on those going about their daily life. You look up at the mountain today and it seems calm and rather beautiful but it did unleash its fury and today we can look into Pompeii and take on 2000 year old history as it was all that long ago. The Basilica was a very important building serving as a central point for economics, politics, religion and justice, where businessmen met to discuss commerce of the day. Looking at the mighty pillars left standing and remains of huge brick columns you get the idea that pre-roman days were times of great wealth and stature for noblemen of the day. Pompeii was a major disaster but out of it came the opportunity, after part excavation, for us to see how people lived and worked 2000 years ago and some facts are mind boggling. They were ahead of their times as they had lead pipes forming water-works throughout the city and perhaps less important, so many bordellos must have kept the local men happy! I am in awe of the way archeologists have found out so much: they ascertain there is a body (human or animal) in a spot and they pump in plaster of paris which sets hard - they then pick out the exact shape of a body! Amazing. One body is that of a dog - cast in horror as the hot ashes struck! Not all of Pompeii is excavated. What has been exposed is slowly being decayed by weather and other worrying aspects. Why don’t they cover it all and preserve it more successfully for future generations. Wonder if those futuristic, wise men in the Basilica could have worked out the answer for us - if only they’d had time."
 
jess says:
"You did a great job on this, although I must admit I was a bit disappointed. I was expecting more-like being able to travel down the streets of Pompeii and such. I love how you can zoom in and out."
 
360TG EDITOR says:
"The ancient ruins of Pompeii are a must see for any visit to the Neapolitan Riviera. Totally buried by the the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79, excavations continue to reveal a unique fascinating way of life 2,000 years ago."
 
Shane says:
"I think this is a cool virtual tour system. Please can you do more for pompeii, Thanks"
 

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