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Since I have had the pleasure of experiencing Pompeii itself and the exhibit recently at the Cincinnati Museum of History on August 12, 2012. I would be partial to take you on a personal tour of Pompeii and its exhibit as I saw it. On this expedition I plan to bring the realism of the daily life and culture of the once lively and exuberant populous of Pompeii. Pompeii was an ancient city, located on the south westerner coast of Italy, about a 45-minute train ride southeast of today’s Naples. Here are some of the things that I saw that the scientist found in Pompeii. The first one was of a man and they said that he was in a gymnasium with his back to the wall and knees were up when the eruption happened. He had his face in his hand he might have know what would happen and that he could not get out. This is sad that people had to die this way. The exhibit included ten (10) body casts from Pompeii. There was also a dog he was left chained up and you could see that he had a collar on. The other thing that I saw was a large fresco that was in a house. There was a place in the middle that had a hole where some thing was there. It was beautiful thing to see. The person that did this they knew how to draw and paint. They also found pots and serving dishes in the houses also. They also had some of the money that they found. There were a lot of things that I saw but the best thing that I saw was a bracelet that a girl slave wore. It looked like a snake and on the inside of it said “From the master to his salve girl”.

The city was allied with Rome and colonized by 80BCE and was damaged by an earthquake in 62AD. The city had of course rebuilt only to be completely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD seventeen years later. Volcanic debris buried the town and protected the ruins for years. Archaeological excavations, begun in 1748 by French dignitaries…...

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