¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 sleeps the once wealthy Herculaneum, through Torre del Grecco and Torre dell’ Annunziata, all of them large towns, closely built, with four or five story houses, yet with no more favorable signs of cleanliness than the worst parts of Naples, and our road between these cities is all the way bordered with high walls, high buildings, or shops, like one continuous city-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 During past centuries city after city has been crumbled by earthquakes, covered with ashes, filled in with lava, along this route but the short sighted inhabitants soon build up other cities on the ruins of the last.
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This whole country is one extensive lava bed, and we know that these cities which look so well from a distance must ultimately share the fate of the past. Excavations at Pompei [sic] expose the gates or descents to the sea, which at that time must have come close to the city, while now the shore is a half mile away, showing that earthquakes and internal disturbances have raised the whole face of the country