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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Naples 538

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 our stock of coppers and we are compelled to listen to their cries as no amount of negatives with head, voice, or hands will shake them off.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 We pass through towns, Barra, Portici, +c but our continuous street hides the face when we leave one town or enter another, and in the dirty old main street of the town of Resina we suddenly halt without any apparently good cause “Henry whats the matter” “Why Herculaneum is under here” says our oracle, and sure enough, this building beside us, a trifle cleaner than some of the rest says over the doorway “Scavi di Ercolano”. In this office we get our tickets (one franc each) some candles, and a guide, then begin the descent down many stairways and dark passages cut through rocks and lava until we reach the corridor of a great theatre, which has been entirely filled up with lava, and now we are traversing the tunnels made through this lava within the past 150 years, down the steps, into the orchestra, through the “stage”, up the steps again, through various corridors.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 [ Photo with caption in photo “Teatro di Ercolano”]

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