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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 . he Street of the Baths,traverse the city in its length. The Street of Stabile formsthe boundary of the excavations ; all that part of Pompeiiwhich lies to the east of it, with the exception of the am-phitheatre, and the line forming the Street of Nola, beingstill occupied by vineyards and cultivated fields. On theother hand, that part of the city lying to the west of it hasbeen for the most part

. 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 . he Street of the Baths,traverse the city in its length. The Street of Stabile formsthe boundary of the excavations ; all that part of Pompeiiwhich lies to the east of it, with the exception of the am-phitheatre, and the line forming the Street of Nola, beingstill occupied by vineyards and cultivated fields. On theother hand, that part of the city lying to the west of it hasbeen for the most part 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 . he Street of the Baths, traverse the city in its length. The Street of Stabile formsthe boundary of the excavations ; all that part of Pompeiiwhich lies to the east of it, with the exception of the am-phitheatre, and the line forming the Street of Nola, beingstill occupied by vineyards and cultivated fields. On theother hand, that part of the city lying to the west of it hasbeen for the most part disinterred; though there are stillsome portions lying to the south and west of the Street ofAbundance and the Forum, and to the east of the Vico Storto, which remain to be excavated. The streets of Pompeii are paved with large irregular piecesof lava joined neatly together, in which the chariot wheelshave worn ruts, still discernible ; in some places they are aninch and a half deep, and in the narrow streets follow onetrack; where the streets are wider, the ruts are more nume-rous and irregular, as shown in the annexed illustration, presenting a fac-simile of the pavement. In those places ker L. Plan of the pavement, showing the ruts, &c. where several pieces of lava met in one point, and where, inprocess of time, a hole was made, the ancients have repairedthe injury with pieces of iron, which still remain in theangles. This method has generally been adopted throughoutthe city. The width of the streets varies from eight or nine POSITION OF POMPEII. 71 feet to about twenty-two, including the footpaths or trottoirs.In many places they are so narrow that they may be crossedat one stride : where they are wider, a raised stepping-stone, and sometimes two or three, have been placed in the centre ofthe crossing. These stones, though in the middle of the carriageway, did not much inconvenience those who drove about inthe biga, or two-horsed chariot, as the wheels passed freelyin the spa

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