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Pompeii, once called the "City of the Dead," gives a marvelous sense of day-to-day Roman life.
The rediscovery of ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum and the beginnings of archaeology.
Standing outside of the state religion, mystery cults are an intriguing puzzle. Does art hold the answer?
Buried by a volcanic eruption two thousand years ago, this Roman house was the epitome of wealth and style.