House In Herculaneum, Italy

© Wally Orlowsky

House In Herculaneum, Italy

Bob Cournoyer level-classic October 20, 2017

How interesting, that it's kept all that beauty soooooooooooo long... :-)
Happy Theme Day #1698033

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic October 20, 2017

Lovely mosaics Wally! #11650658

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic October 21, 2017

Just imagine what it looked like before the volcano erupted. Such beauty is only imaginable. You've caught the remains quite wonderfully. #11650849

Terry A. Stoa level-classic October 22, 2017

Stunning mosaics to be sure. #11651105

Bob Cournoyer level-classic October 22, 2017

Woot Woot, Wally, for your theme win... :-) #11651127

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic October 22, 2017

Congratulations Wally on the Theme win! #11651129

Michele Peterson level-classic October 22, 2017

Congratulations, Wally! What a beautiful place this must have been in it's day. Just incredible how it's been preserved all these years. #11651208

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Description

For PG 101 Ancient/Antique theme
Both Herculaneum and Pompeii were destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Because it was farther away, Herculaneum was affected a bit later and covered by a much deeper pyroclastic layer. This preserved more of the buildings. The wealthy house here has stunning mosaics and a "grotto" dedicated to "nymphs.

Uploaded on October 20, 2017
Entered into contest on 2017-10-20 03:42:29

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