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Pompeii - The Roman Time Capsule

Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania. Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in the year AD 79. The eruption buried Pompeii under 4 to 6 meters of ash and pumice, and it was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1749.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy, with approximately 2.5 million visitors every year.

 
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"Beware of the Dog" mosaic in House of the Tragic Poet, Pompeii

The House of the Tragic Poet is a small, but excellent example of a Pompeian house in the Imperial age. It was built in its present form around the end of the first century BC. The fauces is decorated in the fourth style with yellow panels separated by broad bands of red above a lower red frieze. The fauces has a black and white mosaic floor featuring the well known mosaic of a dog on a chain, bearing the warning cave canem - 'beware of the dog'.

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Taken: October 13, 2011
Uploaded: December 28, 2011
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