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Then we walked further south on CardoV along the outside of the Palaestra (12). You can see the columns that lined the edge of it in Her0119. This huge building was used for sporting activities. On that last day in Herculaneum they had gotten the stones out for a stone-throwing competition. They were found by archeologists laid out in the Great Hall (Her012). Neapolitan tunnelers borrowed out enough of the volcanic matrix out of this room looking for salable art (without removing the stuff on top of the roof) that the roof in the great hall collapsed in the 19th century. The Palaestra is only partially freed form the volcanic medium. There was a cross-shaped fountain/pool in this big room that you can peer into. The center of this pool was a five-headed snake that sprayed water into the air in the pool. Her0121 shows the snake from further away. You can see the volcanic medium as the wall in back of the snake. In Her0123 you can see that these are no ordinary snakes.
· Date: 6/24/2006 · Views: 4,660 ·
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