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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . ally. About an inch in depth of the contentshas been thus lost, leaving on the sides of the vessel asediment, reaching up to the level to which it was formerlyfilled. The right-hand street leads to buildings entirely inruins, the left-hand one, which is a continuation of the ViaConsularis, or Domitiana, conducts us towards the Forum. Immediately to the eastward of the district just describedis t

. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . ally. About an inch in depth of the contentshas been thus lost, leaving on the sides of the vessel asediment, reaching up to the level to which it was formerlyfilled. The right-hand street leads to buildings entirely inruins, the left-hand one, which is a continuation of the ViaConsularis, or Domitiana, conducts us towards the Forum. Immediately to the eastward of the district just describedis t Stock Photo
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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . ally. About an inch in depth of the contentshas been thus lost, leaving on the sides of the vessel asediment, reaching up to the level to which it was formerlyfilled. The right-hand street leads to buildings entirely inruins, the left-hand one, which is a continuation of the ViaConsularis, or Domitiana, conducts us towards the Forum. Immediately to the eastward of the district just describedis the House of Pansa, which occupies a whole island. Theisland between it and the city walls, on the north, offersnothing remarkable. Beyond, still to the east, is an islandseparated from it by a narrow street, called the Via dellaFullonica, and bounded on the other side by the Street ofMercury, which runs in a straight line from the walls nearlyto the Forum. This island contains, besides several privatehouses of great beauty, the Fullonica, or establishment forthe fulling and dyeing of woollen cloths. This, together withthe bakehouse above-mentioned, will afford materials for aseparate chapter. I. i Dancing Faun. 353 Antique Bas-relief ia terra-cotta, representing a Mule attached to a Mill. CHAPTER VI. ART OF BAKING.—FULLONICA. The fame of an actor has been justly said to be of all famethe most perishable, because he leaves no memorial of hispowers, except in the fading memories of the generationwhich has beheld him. An analogous proposition might bemade with respect to the mechanical arts : of all sorts ofknowledge they are the most perishable, because the know-ledge of them cannot be transmitted by mere description.Let any great convulsion of nature put an end to theirpractice for a generation or two, and though the scientificpart of them may be preserved in books, the skill in manipu-lation, acquired by a long series of improvements, is lost. IfBritain be destined to relapse

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