¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The floors are nearly all mosaic made of little square stones a quarter of an inch square, all white, which the guide forbids us to remove. In the centre of this Villa is a small garden surrounded by Corinthian columns. In the centre of the garden two skeletons were found, one of them having a bracelet on the arm. Excavations are still going on, but slowly, a few dirty men and women carrying the lava and gravel out in Baskets on their heads- Excavations cannot progress very far without undermining the city of Resina.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Previous to the grand eruption in AD 79 Herculaneum was a favorite site for Roman villas. In AD 472 another grand eruption filled up all that was left of it and changed the whole outline of the coast.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 What a stomach old Vesuvius must have to vomit such an immense volumn [sic] of melted rock and earth, miles in extent, greater than the whole body of the mountain-
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The great eruption came from the lower cone on the left which is now dry- At present smoke is pouring from the higher cone on the right in two places. From the immediate centre issues a stream of black smoke while a little lower down to the left issues an immense volume of light colored smoke-
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Our trip through these two portions of Herculaneum occupied an hour and three quarters, our guide continually yelling at us “come along! Come along!” about the only English words he knew. Three Englishmen had fastened themselves to him and kept up such a gabbling that we could “scarcely get in a word edgewise”-