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This vintage photograph shows the stucco details of the baths in Pompeii's forum.

economy pompeii and herculaneum - Thermapolium

Thermopolium - an ancient cafe. The food was served on a counter inlaid with terracotta pots.

Pompeii - House of the Small Fountain. The small fountain is located in the mosaic-covered nymphaeum. A nymphaeum in ancient Greece and Rome was a monument consecrated to the nymphs, especially those of springs. The house itself, on the Via di Mercurio, dates from the first century B.C.E. and is a typical atrium-style house.

BCE House of the Small Fountain on the Via di Mercurio, Pompeii. The small fountain is located in the mosaic-covered nymphaeum - a monument consecrated to the nymphs, especially those of springs.

ruins in Pompeii, province of Naples, Campania region Italy

Doors- usually wooden and double, they didn't have hinges but swung in pivots in the floor. Doors were locked with bolts and sometimes iron locks. Inside the house curtains were used instead of doors Ruins in Pompei, Italy

Bakery ovens in pompeii.jpg by dippydebs, via Flickr

Bakery ovens in Pompeii

Herculaneum, Pompeii sister city, also buried in the eruption. Was hermetically sealed by the ash and lava so many items such as bone and wood were preserved, which was not the case with Pompeii. However, there is a modern city above herculaneum, so only about 25% has been excavated.

Herculaneum, Pompeii sister city, also buried in the eruption. Was hermetically sealed by the ash and lava so many items such as bone and wood were preserved, which was not the case with Pompeii.

To Do: Ancient Road in Pompeii

Ancient Road in Pompeii, Campagne, Southern Italy, South-Central Europe. Man, I thought roads in PA were bad.

Fullery of Stephanus on the Via del Abbondante, Pompeii. Fulleries were an important business in ancient Pompeii. Fullers processed, dyed, and washed cloth.

*POMPEII, ITALY ~ Fullery of Stephanus on the Via del Abbondante, Pompeii. Fulleries were an important business in ancient Pompeii. Fullers processed, dyed, and washed cloth.