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Fullery of Stephanus on the Via del Abbondante, Pompeii. Fulleries were an important business in ancient Pompeii. Fullers processed, dyed, and washed cloth.

Fullery of Stephanus on the Via del Abbondante, Pompeii. Fulleries were an important business in ancient Pompeii. Fullers processed, dyed, and washed cloth.

Pompeii Roman House | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Pompeii Roman House | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Thermopolium, Pompeii. Many of the homes in Pompeii were behind 'store fronts' such as these. You can see the oven behind the 'bowl' - servants would cook the food then serve it out of these built in bowls to passing patrons.

Thermopolium, Pompeii. Many of the homes in Pompeii were behind 'store fronts' such as these. You can see the oven behind the 'bowl' - servants would cook the food then serve it out of these built in bowls to passing patrons.

Pompeii - House of the Small Fountain. The small fountain is located in the mosaic-covered nymphaeum.  A nymphaeum in ancient Greece and Rome was a monument consecrated to the nymphs, especially those of springs. The house itself, on the Via di Mercurio, dates from the first century B.C. and is a typical atrium-style house.

Pompeii - House of the Small Fountain. The small fountain is located in the mosaic-covered nymphaeum. A nymphaeum in ancient Greece and Rome was a monument consecrated to the nymphs, especially those of springs. The house itself, on the Via di Mercurio, dates from the first century B.C. and is a typical atrium-style house.

Pompeii.  How amazing to think I walked on streets where chariots rolled

Pompeii. How amazing to think I walked on streets where chariots rolled

Pompeii mosaic. Looks like a dog (K9?) guarding a TARDIS to me...

Pompeii mosaic. Looks like a dog (K9?) guarding a TARDIS to me...

Roman house - the ruins of Pompeii and other Campanian sites near Naples in Italy preserved by volcanic ash and lava - have left us a very good idea of what Roman houses looked like in the first century AD

Roman house - the ruins of Pompeii and other Campanian sites near Naples in Italy preserved by volcanic ash and lava - have left us a very good idea of what Roman houses looked like in the first century AD

Excavated Ruins Of Herculaneum  --  Destroyed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 CE.

Excavated Ruins Of Herculaneum -- Destroyed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 CE.

A cooking hearth at Pompeii. Photo by Carolyn Conne

A cooking hearth at Pompeii. Photo by Carolyn Conne

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