I'm one of several tourists that walk the packed dirt and cobbled streets of Pompeii. There are so many remnants of the liveliness that ended on the day in 79 A.D. when the top blew off Vesuvius that it is as if the people were still here, somewhere, just out of sight, running to get the laundry, or stopping at the well before coming home to cook. It is that ordinary. And that's what's eerie. Read More...

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