to check out the newest exhibit at the Museum Center.
As most of you are aware, Pompeii was destroyed by a volcano back in the olden days (79 A.D.).
I enjoyed exploring the exhibits & checking out the artwork that has been excavated from the scene.
And I enjoyed hearing about the lives of the people who lived there - it was a city of about 20,000 people!
|They ate out a lot because many of them lived in apartments without kitchens|
|The little spoon was used to mix cosmetics - all of the items in this case were related to that.|
|Carbonized loaf of bread|
There is a short film reenacting what happened the day that Mt. Vesuvius blew.
I don't think there was anything left alive to witness that final scene of destruction.
|Over 13 FEET of ash covered the city.|
But because I am the Bug, I was able to recover myself once we hit the gift shop. Am I ready for my world to go up in flames (it's sure been hot enough!)? I think so!
[Note - low light, no flash photograph = less than stellar pictures!]