Sunday Special – The Pantheon, Rome

I decided to round out letter "P" with an ancient landmark in the Eternal City - Rome's Pantheon. This remarkable building has some interesting details, as one may expect from the best-preserved ancient Roman building within Rome. The current building was completed around 125 CE, during Emperor Hadrian's reign. Two previous incarnations of the building... Continue Reading →


Most are aware of the destruction of Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 70 C.E. , however the loss of Herculaneum is often overlooked. Herculaneum was  buried with Pompeii and several other Roman cities that were based near the deadly volcano. Today, the incredibly well preserved ruins are found in the town of Ercolano. Although... Continue Reading →

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