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I’ve always been into ancient stuff, and today I want to remind you about a few ancient historical cities and civilizations that I find fascinating.
Pompeii.This one is two thousand years old, a city of the Roman Empire that was destroyed by the powerful volcano Vesuvius. Excavation started only in 19th century, and even today historians and archeologists have a lot of work to do. You can see where the work stopped – there is a giant wall of ashes – a few meters. The amazing thing is: some of the frescoes are still there! You can actually see them. This isn’t just a museum; this is a place where you can actually touch stuff. The great and horrifying thing about Pompeii is – some of the bodies still remain there, fossilized. Buildings, streets, everything stayed in place. This sad song perfectly represents the mood of that city. It’s tragic, it’s dramatic but yet so beautiful and alluring.
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