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I am the biggest history dork !
I get so excited when traveling to a place with a rich past that helped shaped the world we live in today. To walk the same grounds as Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and Alexander The Great fascinates me.
Seeing the beautiful stories and colors used on the walls in Egypt and vases in Greece, and Italy are extremely interesting to me. I love learning about the past!
One place that really was breathtaking to me was Pompeii, a large Roman town in the Italian of Campania. I could not believe how much still existed and I learned that it was preserved by the volcanic ash caused by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79CE.
The town was surrounded by a wall with many gates with two or three arched entrances to separate pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Within the walls were wide paved streets, but none had names or numbers. The town had several thousand buildings such as; shops, villas, temples , exercise ground, baths, an arena, schools, water towers, brothels, theaters, taverns and more.
It was such a beautiful trip, I hope to go back soon one day!
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