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Ancient Roman Amphitheater, Tarragona, Spain. December 2012.

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Ancient Roman Amphitheater, Tarragona




Plaster cast, victim of the Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 A.D., in the city of Pompeii. October 2010.

Pompeii, Body




Inside the Colosseum (Coliseum), an elliptical amphitheatre (built 72-80 AD and modified 81-96) in the center of Rome, Italy. It once sat 50,000 spectators. October 2010.

Inside the Colosseum, Rome




Villa dei Misteri, or Villa of the Mysteries, is a well preserved Roman villa on the outskirts of Pompeii. It was covered in ash during the Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 A.D., but mostly undamaged.

The villa is named for frescoes seen in this photo, which may refer to an initiation into the cult of Dionysus or possibly, a marriage ritual. Italy, October 2010.

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Villa of the Mysteries, Frescoes