After leaving Rome William and I traveled south to Salerno so we could explore the ruins at Pompei. When the Volcano erupted in 79 AD I thought the inhabitants of Pomeii were completely covered in Lava but in fact the ash that fell is what suffocated them. These ruins are spectacularly preserved – so much so you can see the artwork on the walls of the buildings.
The sewage flowed down the streets of Pompei so they had these huge stepping stones to cross over the street. Can you also see the indentation on either side of the middle stone? These are tracts worn by their chariots.
Below is their Ampitheatre and coliseum,