While living in Rome, Pompeii periodically came up in the news, due to a wall collapsing or there not being enough funds to maintain it, despite its UNESCO World Heritage site status. On a suitably grey and dreary day we went to visit this city both destroyed and preserved by the mighty Mount Vesuvius.
The monster who destroyed this city still keeps a watch over it.
We did find evidence that money does get spent on trying to maintain this village.
It was quite incredible to wander around with the realisation that this was a lively city almost 2000 years ago. The inhabitants would have been going about their day-to-day lives with no knowledge of what was about to happen to them.
Looking inside what were once people’s homes, you can even see the first known “Beware of the dog” sign.