Photographer's Note

How many feet have walked this road?

I think that I am correct in saying that this is the Via dell' Abbondanza, one of the most original and most important roads through ancient Pompeii.It is suggested that many inns lined the route.

"An earthquake in AD 62, which shook Pompeii and damaged many buildings, was merely a prelude to the tragic day in AD 79 when Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the town in 6 metres of pumice and ash.
Although it was discovered in the 16th century, serious excavations began only in 1748, revealing a city petrified in time."

On our visit to this site, we were in the company of a guide and were kept to a definite route through the ruins, along with many other such groups! Hence congestion.

Thanks for looking.

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