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Up until two days before the scheduled visit, I was so sure Pompeii was a person. I had in mind that we will see some monument of a person and display of his great works. When I was told that it’s a place, despondently all I could say was “Oh, it sounded like a guy’s name.”
So I read a bit about it and here’s what I found out. Pompeii was an ancient Roman city which was buried in 4-6 meters of ash and pumice (a type of volcanic rock) when a volcano called Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.
The disaster remained in people’s minds but was eventually forgotten until an exploration of the ancient site was conducted. The ruined city remained frozen in time until it was discovered by a surveying engineer in 1748.
The buried buildings which were designed only to last for a few decades remained standing for 2000 years. Pompeii as an archaeological site is the longest continually excavated site in the world, but even after hundreds of years of work, about a third of the city still lies buried.
We spent a few hours exploring the area and it was amazing to see and have a bit of an idea what Roman city-life was like 2000 years ago.
Other posts about ITALY:
LAKE COMO – day trip and transport strike (1 of 2)
LAKE COMO – day trip and transport strike (2 of 2)
A night out in VENICE
VENICE (1 of 3): A city with no cars – visited during the Regata Storica
VENICE (2 of 3): St Mark’s Square –Where everyone goes
VENICE (3 of 3): Gelatos and Masks
Travel Photo of the Week 8
Travel Photo of the Week 13—>You are here
Text & Photos by Alicia Davis
Considering that the world consists of 196 countries (some sources would say 195), it would mean that the world consists of wide range of cultures. More than just a difference in languages, things are just done differently in Japan than it would be in, Brazil, for instance.
Sometimes, we do forget these unique differences and some days, we could forget to be considerate, to be respectful of these. I think it does not harm any of us if we could extend a bit of effort to understand, honor and even celebrate some of these differences. It would lead us all to better understanding and better relationships among all of us who may belong from different cultures and yet all living in this one home: planet earth.
I came across this infographic from Repairlabs which could somehow help us a bit more to see the way we do things differently around the world 🙂 Check out the unique differences in cell phone etiquette in the given countries below. Perhaps, this information will help us better understand and communicate across cultures even through our cell phones 🙂