Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried in an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD and later unearthed, is ready to rise again from the catastrophe of the coronavirus pandemic.
The walls of the ancient brothel, Lupanar of Pompeii, feature number of erotic paintings that depict group sex and many other sexual acts, indicating myriad of sexual services that the brothel offered…
A NEW street unearthed in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii has been filmed in startling new detail showing two exquisitely decorated houses showing lavish wall paintings and mosaics.
Herculaneum is less well-known than Pompeii but in many ways it offers a more complete visitor experience. One hot summer day in 79 AD, 300 terrified citizens of the seaside town of Herculaneum fled to the harbour in a desperate attempt to escape from the advancing cloud of deadly pyroclastic dust erupting from the nearby volcano, Vesuvius. Families huddled together inside the row of cave-like warehouses carved out of the seafront wall, clutching their children and their valuables, waiting for the imperial Roman fleet to come and rescue them. Unfortunately, they waited in vain.
Pompeii is one of the most important archaeological sites and tourist attractions in Italy, and today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its preservation and the “complete and vivid picture of society and daily life at a specific moment in the past that is without parallel anywhere in the world.” If you are planning a day trip to Pompeii from Sorrento or Naples, read on for what you need to know including opening times, ticket prices, what to see, how to get to Vesuvius from Pompeii and so on!
Today, the Pompeii excavations are an important tourist attraction in Italy. But do you know the story of how this site came to be, thousands of years ago?
Herculaneum, while smaller, was also wealthier than Pompeii, leaving behind a community of dwellings, more lavish frescoes and colorful marble furnishings.
In South Italy, Phyllis Wong comes face to face with how the Romans of the first century lived and is awed. She WAS caught somewhat unprepared for her trip to Italy due to a mess up of the travelling date on her part even though all arrangements had been made one month in advance. Her flight from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai enroute…