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Outside the Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Near the Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy stands the Colosseum, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city.  Construction of the Colosseum was completed in 80 AD under the reign of the Emperor Titus and it was the largest … Continue reading

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The Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy

The Arch of Constantine stands between the Roman Forum and the Colosseum in Rome, Lazio, Italy.  The Roman Senate erected this arch in the year 315 AD to commemorate the victory of Constantine over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge in 312 … Continue reading

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The Granary Market and Farewell to Pompeii, Italy

On the west side of the Pompeii forum (VII.8) was the granary market (VII.7.29), now used for the storage of supplies and artifacts.  Looking into various parts of the granary market, the visitor can see the plaster cast of the … Continue reading

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The Temple of Jupiter and the Arch of Augustus in Pompeii, Italy

The forum was the economic, political, and religious center of Pompeii.  At the north end, stand the ruins of the temple of Jupiter.  To the west of the temple of Jupiter is the Arch of Augustus.  To the east of the temple … Continue reading

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The Macellum (Marketplace) in Pompeii, Italy

The macellum or marketplace in Pompeii is located in the forum.  In the northwest corner are several well-preserved paintings on the walls.  In front of the paintings are two display cases each containing a plaster cast of the body of a Pompeii … Continue reading

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The Building of Eumachia and the House of the Popidii

Eumachia, who inherited a large sum of money from her father, financed the construction of the Building of Eumachia, which faces the Forum of Pompeii (VII.9.1).  The inscription on colonnade at the front of the building read: Eumachia, daughter of … Continue reading

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The Lupanare in Pompeii, Italy

The Lupanare, or Brothel, in Pompeii includes several small rooms with stone beds where the girls entertained their clients.  Over the doors are painted erotic scenes on the frieze.  In the middle of the north wall is a painting of … Continue reading

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Via dell’ Abbondanza and Vicola della Maschera in Pompeii, Italy

Continuing west on Via dell’ Abbondanza, we pass the entrance to the Stabian Baths on the right (VII.1.8).  Looking north from the entrance, we see the gymnasium and the east side of the portico.  A litter farther west and on the other … Continue reading

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Residences, Bar, and Inn on Via dell’ Abbondanza in Pompeii, Italy

Walking more or less west on Via dell’ Abbondanza in Pompeii, the residence of L. Rapinasi Optati (I.4.25) is seen, looking south across the atrium.  Across the street is the residence of Marco Epidio Rufo (IX.1.20).  A few doors west, … Continue reading

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The Fullery of Stephanus in Pompeii, Italy

Fulleries were an important business in ancient Pompeii.  Fullers processed, dyed, and washed cloth.  Washing was accomplished by soaking cloth in solutions of soda and urine.  The fullery of Stephanus (I.6.7) also included a private residence and it stood conveniently next … Continue reading

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