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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 a shower of pumice-stones to a depth of seven or eight feet more, and again by ashes and so on.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The amp^h^itheatre was never entirely covered, but during the middle ages the site of the city was lost and not found until the architect Fontana ran into the ruins while constructing an acqueduct [sic] underground to obtain fresh water from the Sarno River for the city of Torre dell Annunziata in 1592.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 In 1748 a peasant dug out some statuary and bronze tools which set King Charles 3rd to excavating- and continued irregularly until the present authorities began their energetic and systimatic [sic] labors in 1860.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The streets of Pompei were very narrow, with the exception of two or three principal passages through it, and are reasonably straight, the widest of them averaging about 23 ft and the others about 13 ft. All of them heavily paved with large thick blocks of lava and stone.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 In Naples and elsewhere the narrow streets are paved form side to side without any divisions for sidewalks, but in Pompei the sidewalks are always raised from ^one^ to two or more feet above the roadway. In the latter (which is generally about is feet wide) the wagon wheels have worn ruts from six to twelve inches deep in places as the narrow space compelled them to use the same track, I measured the space between the wheels which averages a little more than four feet.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 At the street corners or crossings there are two or three stepping stones as high as the sidewalk to cross the street without stepping down into it. Wagons could not pass except at corners and it said that the bells, now in the Museum, were connected with cords on each

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