Tribute to Pompeii

Over the weekend I became aware of a very discouraging piece of travel news: the 2,000 year old “Gladiator’s House” at Pompeii collapsed. Yes, that right, part of one of the most important archeological sites in the world has been allowed to crumble. I won’t get into the politics of the situation, but I am both incredibly sad and angry at this development. So, in tribute to one of my favorite sites in the world, here are some photos from Pompeii.

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5 Responses

  1. Angie Orth

    I was there earlier this year and it was my favorite part of Italy… aside from the food, of course. I felt like Indiana Jones! So sad about the Gladiator house – that’s just a shame.

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  2. Priscilla

    Good tribute Matt!
    Lived in Italy for 3 1/2 months and was thrilled to get to Pompeii. I would say my expectations were very low before entering the grounds. I was blown away by my visit there. It wasn’t so much that many things survived, it was the fact that anything survived. It was so surreal to see the bodies of those who had died and yet amazing to see the ancient people’s innovation with the buildings and sewer work.
    The whole thing was mindblowing!
    Love it!
    Cheers,
    Priscilla

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    • Matt Long

      Thanks for the comments Priscilla! I had the same experience – I wasn’t expecting much but ended up being completely wowed. Love when that happens.

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  3. Jason

    I was at Pompeii one week before the collapse and we could have predicted it. There were several large structures that were literally being propped up. Such a shame to see such an important and powerful site falling apart. If you have not yet been there, make it a priority.

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    • Matt Long

      I agree Jason. We were there in 2009 and it was one of the highlights of the trip. So sad that it’s been neglected like this.

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