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Virtual Tour – Ruins of Pompeii Part 3

As promised, we are back with Part 3 of our virtual tour of Pompeii, Italy. You can find Part 1 of the virtual tour here and Part 2 here.

As I said in the introduction for Part 1, I have always been fascinated by the story of Pompeii, about the residents who ignored the warning signs that nearby Mount Vesuvius was going to erupt, about the city buried under ash when the volcano blew, about the archeological discoveries made there and what it tells us about what life was like 2000 years ago. I was even fortunate enough to be able to visit the Royal Ontario Museum several years ago during their ROMpeii exhibit and see many of the artifacts recovered and preserved in person.

Walking the ruins is on my bucket list. Until then, I have to be satisfied with living vicariously through virtual tours like this. Come with me as we explore the Forum Baths, see some of the body plaster casts of some of the victims, the Herculaneum Gate, and several houses.

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As always, if there is a specific city or site that you want to have a virtual tour of, just let us know and we will do what we can to make it happen!

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Virtual Tour – Ruins of Pompeii Part 2

Last week, we toured the ancient ruins of Pompeii, which was buried under 6 metres of volcanic ash, preserving the city as it was nearly 2000 Today we are back at Pompeii for another walk through the ruins. This time, we will be venturing through the Forum, where we will see some of the granaries that have provided archeologists with much of their information on daily life in ancient Rome. We will then visit the Basilica, one of the cities brothels, and the Temple of Jupiter, along with many other sites. I didn’t realize when I first found these two tours of Pompeii that there was a third one! I’ll give it a break for a couple of weeks to bring you some other great sites, but make sure you come back at the end of June for Part 3!

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As always, if there is a specific city or site that you want to have a virtual tour of, just let us know and we will do what we can to make it happen!

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Virtual Tour – Ruins of Pompeii Part 1

Today’s virtual tour takes us to one of the most fascinating historical sites in the world today, Pompeii. Pompeii is one of the best known ancient cities on Europe. Located near current-day Naples, Italy, Pompeii was destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. The eruption killed between 1500 and 2000 of the city’s 15,000 residents. The entire city was buried under 6 metres of ash and rock. Excavation of the city began sporadically in the 1800s. Pompeii has been a tourist attraction for more than 250 years. It was even considered to be part of the “Grand Tour” that young English aristocrats would take on the continent before settling down. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and welcomes two and a half million people annually. This video will take us from the main entrance to the Marine Gate, the Forum, and the Temple of Genius Augusti and the original marketplace, call the Macellum.

Come back next week for Part 2, where we will visit the Basillica, one of the cities brothels, and the Temple of Jupiter.

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As always, if there is a specific city or site that you want to have a virtual tour of, just let us know and we will do what we can to make it happen!

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Virtual Tour – Ruins of Pompeii, Pt 2

Last week we started our tour of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city that was buried under 6 metres of ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Today we continue our walk among the ruins, starting at the Forum. We will also see the oldest public building in Pompeii, the Basilica. Next we will walk through one of the most popular attractions at Pompeii, the brothel Lupanar, where we can see erotic paintings and the original beds. Finally we walk back to the Forum and end at the Temple of Jupiter.

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