This is where our tour began, the open area of the public baths. The baths were a place where people socialized, played sports, and even conducted business. Only the wealthy could afford a private bath in their home so they were few and far between.
Entrance to the baths
Some of the elaborate paintings still remain inside the baths.
Streets of houses and shops. Amazing that the roads were so well made. Sure beats the asphalt and potholes we have to contend with today. LOL!!
Marble drinking fountain
The forum, i.e. public square, where city meetings were held, social events, and public celebrations.
Pottery, vessels, and other containers uncovered during the excavations.
This final pic is just one of many signs pointing the way to the brothel. In case you forgot how to get there! LOL
There is so much more to this that I learned when researching Pompeii after I returned from my trip. It's amazing how much we know about the devastation that I sure don't remember ever hearing in World History class. It's truly fascinating, and also heartbreaking.