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The Streets of Pompeii

Pompeii Streets - Via Della Marina - looking towards the Marina Gate - 16k

     The Streets of Pompeii were paved during Roman times with large polygonal blocks of stone.  They are bordered by curbs and pedestrian walkways.  On most streets there are raised stones at regular intervals that pedestrians used to cross the streets when water flooded them.

  Right - After entering the ruins through the Marina Gate I turned around to look back.  This is the view looking down Via Della Marina in the direction of the sea.

Pompeii Street Curbs and Stones - Via dell'abondanza - looking towards the Amphitheater - 17k

Left - Looking east down an un-named street I included this picture primarily for its aesthetic value.


Lower left - Looking east down Via di Nola.  Here you can see the pedestrian crossing in the distance, near where the girl is standing. 


Below - A narrow street, near the brothel,  named  Via degli Agustali.

Credit for the info on this page:
    Blanchard, Paul. "Blue Guide, Southern Italy; From Rome to Calabria", New York: W. W. Norton & Company Inc., 1982. 

Via di Nola in the ruins of Pompeii, Italy - looking east - 16k

A small un-named street near the brothel in Pompeii - 17k

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