¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Then into eight rooms filled with terra cotta vases covered with Etruscan and Greek figures – very old. The guide says one of them is three thousand years old, were mostly for burial urns.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Another room, several rooms, had their walls covered with scrolls of Papyrus spread out and framed, their ancient library- Its restoration from the fire and ashes is a difficult task. It resembles the ashes from a burnt sheet of paper- but we can quite plainly read the latin letters and words-
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 In every department there are many Italians making copies which they are anxious to sell. In one room I saw two artists copying the same picture- Their copies are poor.
¶ 8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 The funeral processions which we almost daily see in the streets before are windows are worthy of note- The first one we saw, was composed of about twenty men dressed in white with white masks, doubtless members of the order of the misericorde [sic]. Each one having a badge upon the right breast