Ruin fatigue

It was only a matter of time.

Just like in South East Asia when I came down with a serious case of temple fatigue, I’ve now got a terminal case of ruin fatigue.

I did pretty well, I’ve been to Ephesus, Delphi, Olympia, Rome and Pompeii.

Pompeii was the tipping point.

They advised me that if I wanted to do it properly it would take me eight hours.

I did it in three.

The fact I hadn’t slept didn’t help, especially with negotiating swarming crowds and clustered tour groups on uneven cobblestone paths.

But don’t get me wrong, Pompeii does give you a real sense of early Roman life, thanks to the town being preserved under volcanic ash and rock after Mt Vesuvius blew it’s lid in 79AD.

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Although, I’m sure the victims wouldn’t see it that way.

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As for the archeological treasures of Pompeii, they live at a museum in Naples.

Some are even housed in a ‘Secret Room.’

It should really be called the ‘Room of Ancient Porn’ but I guess ‘Secret Room’ is more child-friendly.

No, I don’t have a sick mind and I can assure you even the old academics wandering around were laughing just as much as I was.

I’ll say no more – judge for yourself.

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