Thursday, January 26, 2017


I have wanted to see it for myself for a long time.  Finally, I am here at Pompeii near Naples, at the foot of its nemesis, Mount Vesuvius.  

Nearly 2,000 years ago, Pompeii was buried under the volcanic ask from the Vesuvius.  It was estimated that ~2,000 people died, mostly the elderly and the slaves - those who would not or could not leave, despite the signs of a an imminent eruption. 

Some moulds of the victims were made.  Many are being exhibited in museums, in Pompeii and elsewhere around the world.  A few are left on the site.  That included a boy,

a man, 

and a dog. 

The dog, in particular, seems to be still in agony.  

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