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Advertising, Pompeii, 79AD by David Davies

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1,900 year old advertising remaining on a wall in the Roman city of Pompeii, Italy.

(Wikipedia) The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, its sister city, Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in 79 AD. The eruption buried Pompeii under 4 to 6 meters of ash and pumice, and it was lost for over 1,500 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1599. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. Today, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy, with approximately 2,500,000 visitors every year.

Olympus OM-10, 50mm 1.8

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pompeii, italy, roman, volcano, vesuvius

I’ve been an amateur photographer for as long as I can remember, which at my age is about a couple of weeks! I’ve owned film cameras from Zeiss, Scheider, Leica, Nikon and Olympus, as well as digital cameras from Pentax and Canon, and still have several, if I can ever find them. I currently use a Sony NEX-5N with an 18-55mm zoom lens, and after a year of ownership am still learning all the functions.

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  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 3 years ago

    Wow, that is old and in still good nick. Fabulous place isn’t it. Great shot David

  • Sure fascinated me, Ralph!

    – David Davies

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you so very much, Pops!

    – David Davies

  • michellerena
    michellerenaover 3 years ago

    Nice find David

  • Thank you, Michelle!

    – David Davies

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 3 years ago

    Great capture David!

  • Thank you, Pauline!

    – David Davies

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 3 years ago

    OH my Goodness, this is one place i’d love to see, great work David,

  • Thank you, Malcolm, it’s absolutely fascinating!

    – David Davies

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 3 years ago

    Great capture David.

  • Thank you, Jacqui and thanks for the fave!

    – David Davies

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Audrey.

    – David Davies

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot and history David

  • Thank you, Roy and thanks for the fave!

    – David Davies

  • Susan Russell
    Susan Russellover 3 years ago

    Somehow I never thought about billboards in Pompeii. Very interesting shot.

  • Neither did I, came as quite a surprise!

    – David Davies

  • trobe
    trobeover 3 years ago

    Or this?

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