Tag Archives: archeology

Let’s play.

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Because it beats actually doing something productive and I’m all about that.

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Damn.

The last show I watched was Secrets of the Dead… which doesn’t bode well for future scintillating conversations.

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Living in the lost city of Baiae is going to be challenging. Located on the northwest shore of the Gulf of Naples, it was basically the sin filled Las Vegas of Ancient Rome.

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I’m sure it was quite something in its day.

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Home to Nero and all his various perversions, sadly most of the ruins are now underwater.

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Fabulous statuary….

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Villas…

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And mosaics…

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All lost to the sea.

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Guess my love of history finally caught up with me. It’s said Julius Caesar visited Baiae… so maybe I can break bread with his ghost. That’s got to be worth a blog or two.

Let’s play!

Your life is now in the last tv show you watched.

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And if there are any other history geeks out there? A little more info on my new digs.

https://timelessitalytravels.com/2013/10/22/ancient-ruins-of-baia/amp/

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Historic Jamestown Museum.

 

Through with our outdoor touring of the site….

 

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We found the museum.

 

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An odd looking building we were assured was totally green.

Although it looked pretty brown to me.

 

 

climate change

 

Although I called it a museum?

They call it an Archaearium.

 

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Technically that means an archeological excavation covered by a glass building.

Which it was.

 

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Because the remains of the first government building was literally under your feet.

 

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The exhibits were well done and history rich.

 

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And it shouldn’t surprise you that we spent a good couple of hours here.

 

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They’ve apparently taken a good deal of flack over the display of actual remains.

 

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But to be honest, it was fascinating.

 

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Granted if JR was my 10th great grandfather I might feel differently….

 

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I mean, it doesn’t look like he died peacefully.

 

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But then again, this poor fellow had to be in dire need of some Excedrin as well.

 

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Early surgical instruments?

 

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Or the Marquis De Sade’s toy chest?

Tough call.

 

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I’m guessing this poor soul didn’t get any Novocain either.

 

 

Of course back in the day…. this pointy little piece of metal?

 

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Yeah.

 

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Not your average Q Tip.

 

 

Way.

And if you remember my post from yesterday about the hardships the settlers endured?

 

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This 14 year old girl was eaten.

 

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It doesn’t get much harder than that.