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.

*HOUSE OF THE VETTII:  Pompeii, date: 79 AD destroyed.  Current location:   Pompeii, Napoli, Campania, Italy.  The House of Vetti preserves exceptional examples of pompeian wall-paintings. It is one of the few Pomeian  house to have all of the wall paintings, furniture, + artifacts discovered there remain in place, rather than removed (+often sold) as in earlier centuries.

with exceptional examples of pompeiian wall-paintings. It is one of the few Pompeiian houses w/all the wall paintings, furniture, + artifacts discovered there still in place, rather than removed (+often sold) as in earlier centuries.

Pompeii Bath House - The art, while faded and in ruins, is still glorious. The carvings, paintings and mosaics and even architecture. Brilliant, vibrant and sensuous.

Bath House in Pompeii, Italy. Because of the volcanic ash that covered it, this is one of the best preserved Roman bath houses.

Pompeii Villa

Pompeii Villa

thermopolium in pompeii. thermopolium is a kind of roman bar which served hot and cold drinks. the tiled bar-top is fitted with recessed terracotta jars that would have contained the drinks. on the back wall is a fresco painting: specifically it is a lararium (a shrine to roman household gods), featuring bacchus on the far right and mercury on the far left. this particular example is called the thermopolium of vetutius placidus and is located on the via dell'abbondanza in pompeii.

thermopolium in pompeii. thermopolium is a kind of roman bar which served hot…

Frescoes in the Villa dei Misteri at Pompeii are among the most notable that survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

PHOTO: Frescoes in the Villa dei Misteri at Pompeii

Frescoes in the Villa dei Misteri at Pompeii are among the most notable that survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

But if you're doing Pompeii - you MUST visit Herculaneum - which is near by. It's even more amazing. Complete two-story structures still intact.

if you're visiting Pompeii - you MUST visit Herculaneum - which is near by. Complete two-story structures still intact.

Intricate frescoes on the walls and vaulted ceiling of the Stabian Baths in Pompeii, the oldest of the bathhouses in the ancient Roman city that was destroyed by the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The walls are decorated with plain white and red frescoes, while the vaulted ceiling features elaborate polychrome designs that incorporate rosettes, cupids, and figures of Bacchus, the Roman God of wine and bacchanalia.

PHOTO: Frescoes of the Stabian Baths in Pompeii, Italy

Intricate frescoes on the walls and vaulted ceiling of the Stabian Baths in Pompeii, the oldest of the bathhouses in the ancient Roman city that was destroyed by the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Baths of Diocletian, Rome. From 306-537, they were the largest of the imperial baths. Part of the ancient complex is now a basilica. [photo: !STORAX]

Baths of Diocletian, Rome. From they were the largest of the imperial baths. Part of the ancient complex is now the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli designed by Michelangelo and completed by Vanvitelli.

Pompeii's iconic Stabian Baths reopened to the public after three-year restoration

Pompeii's iconic Stabian Baths reopen to the public after three-year restoration

*POMPEII, ITALY ~ iconic Stabian Baths reopen to the public after three-year restoration

Pompeii - villa of the Mysteries

Pompeii - villa of the Mysteries

*POMPEII, ITALY

*POMPEII, ITALY

Herculaneum (in modern Italian Ercolano) was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows AD 79, located in the territory of the current commune of Ercolano, in the Italian region of Campania in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius.

Herculaneum Excavated Ruins Of Herculaneum – Destroyed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 CE.

Pompei, Casa del Ara Maxima.jpg (623×1200)

Pompei, Casa del Ara Maxima.jpg (623×1200)

Although covered with metres of ash and other volcanic material, the villa sustained only minor damage in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, and the majority of its walls, ceilings, and most particularly its frescoes survived largely undamaged.

Villa of Mysteries: although covered w/metres of ash & other volcanic material, the villa sustained only minor damage in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD: the majority of its walls, ceilings, & most particularly its frescoes survived largely undamaged

The Baths of Caracalla, built between 212 and 216 AD by Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Ancient History Rome - The Baths of Caracalla, built between 212 and 216 AD by Emperor Marcus Aurelius

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