Around 2,000 people died at Pompeii and numerous casts were on display that showed the people in their final moments. Since most of them were buried under a huge landslide of mud, archaeologists found empty spaces in the mud where a person had been, and they filled that hole with plaster to recreate the image of the person and the position they were in. It was both amazing and yet quite sad to see, because the casts were so lifelike.
Friday morning we headed out to see the Vatican City. We jumped on the train near our apartment so we didn’t have to mess with parking.
Saturday was another action packed day in Rome. We started our day at the Colosseum, Rome’s great amphitheater, commissioned by the Emperor Vespasian in AD 72.
Sunday morning we dropped off our Peugeot rental car and headed to the airport to fly to Athens Greece where we'll spend our last 3 weeks.