Buried Cities, Volume 1 - Pompeii by Jennie Hall

By Jennie Hall

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By Jennie Hall

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One had a large key, doubtless the key of this door. He wore a gold ring and was carrying a good deal of money. He was probably the master of the house. Evidently the family thought at first that the wine cellar would be a safe place, but when they found that it was not so, the master took one slave and started out to find a way to escape. But they all perished. ZAVWSA00\Desktop\Guitar\21-02-08\26-0... 2008/03/17 BURIED CITIES, Part 1, Pompeii Page 58 of 78 RUINS OF A BAKERY, WITH MILLSTONES. ZAVWSA00\Desktop\Guitar\21-02-08\26-0...

From the ruins and from ancient books, men know almost all the rooms of a Pompeian house. So they have pictured this one as it was before the disaster, with its many beautiful wall paintings, its mosaic floors, its tiled roofs. If you can imagine these two halves fitted together, and yourself inside, you can visit one of the most attractive houses in Pompeii. Do you see how the tiled roof slants downward from four sides to a rectangular opening in the highest part of the house? Below this opening was a shallow basin into which the rainwater fell.

ZAVWSA00\Desktop\Guitar\21-02-08\26-0... ZAVWSA00\Desktop\Guitar\21-02-08\26-0... Page 52 of 78 2008/03/17 BURIED CITIES, Part 1, Pompeii Page 53 of 78 CENTAUR CUP. Some rich Pompeian had a pair of beautiful silver cups with graceful handles. The design was made in hammered silver, and showed centaurs talking to cupids that are sitting on their backs. A centaur was half man, half horse. THE HOUSE OF THE TRAGIC POET (restored). From the ruins and from ancient books, men know almost all the rooms of a Pompeian house.

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