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A: Pompeii Streets

by Chris Ellenbogen, 150 meters away

Pompeii Streets

B: Pompeii Group

by Italy Intensives ECU, 160 meters away

Pompeii Group

C: "Villa di Cicerone" at Pompeii, Italy

by Ron Duijzings, 290 meters away

"Villa di Cicerone" at Pompeii, Italy

"Villa di Cicerone" at Pompeii, Italy

D: Les Thermes Stabiens

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E: Pompei: interior of dye workshop...

by Jacques Rochet, 450 meters away

Pompei: interior of dye workshop...

F: Pompeii, Italy

by Shide Zhang, 600 meters away

Pompeii, Italy

G: Pompeii Piazza del Santuario

by Scott Knauss, 1.4 km away

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H: The Vesuvius Volcano

by Jan Vrsinsky, 9.1 km away

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The Vesuvius Volcano

I: Vesuv Mtn.

by Martin Hertel, 9.1 km away

At the rim of the crater of Mt. Vesuvio, a pretty active vulcano in middle Italy near Naples

Vesuv Mtn.

J: The Lookout from Mount Vesuvius

by Jan Vrsinsky, 9.3 km away

Mount Vesuvius (Monte Vesuvio in Italian) is a the only active volcano on the European mainland (not ...

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This panorama was taken in Naples, Italy

This is an overview of Italy

The name "Italy" is shrouded in mystery; some etymologists trace it to a Greek word meaning "the land of young cattle."

Italy was fond of Jupiter and Mars from the very start, Jupiter for fatherly good luck and Mars for war!

But it all began with Rome. Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus who were sons of Rhea and Mars.

The twins were abandoned at birth out of a fear that they would grow up and later overthrow Amelius, usurper of their grandfather's rightful throne.

Wrongful mis-doings most foul! Treachery and sabotage!! HOW would these two blessed infants make their way in such a world?

As it turns out, the twins didn't have to make their way very far, because one of them killed the other one and then they weren't twins anymore. But that happens later.

First they got rescued by a she-wolf who suckled them with her milk and raised them as her own until they were discovered by the shepherd Faustulus.

Faustulus fed them meat and bread and also raised them as his own until they were old enough to return to Amelius and hack him up as planned. They reinstated the grandfather Numitor to his rightful throne and went off to celebrate by starting a town of their own.

They chose a hilly area where the mama wolf had saved them from certain death in the barren wilderness and began scouting locations.

Romulus liked one hill. Remus liked another. The circle of crows like Romulus' hill, so Romulus killed Remus and named the town after himself. Thus Rome was born and Italy with it.

Text by Steve Smith.

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