Sunday, March 1, 2009


The following pictures are the beautiful, detailed mosiac patterns on some of the floors at Herculaneum. We can only imagine the time it took to set each of these little tiles 1/4"x 1/4".

This was buried under approximately 100-150 feet of mud and lava.

Some pillars they are still piecing together.

This is the first of three street levels. Notice the modern buildings in the background. Much cannot be excavated due to the surrounding buildings.

The massage table in the bath house.

Bath pool.

Notice the original charred wood beams above the stone doorway.

The paint is still fresh... :-)

The narrow road with underground sewer system.

Continued excavation under existing houses (about 40 feet above).

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1 comment:

  1. wow that is all so gorages. we sure miss you guys. you look well. we wish you the best.
    love the awtrey family