Anyone who has been a reader of these pages for very long knows I have a thing about ancient roads. I can't really explain it, except to say that it interests me that in certain places, a public thoroughfare is built and rebuilt and rebuilt, but remains in the same geographical location for hundreds of years. Walking one of these ancient pathways is a little like time travel.
Tourists show how the crosswalks work at Pompeii. Photo by Bob Demey
Oh well, enough justification, silly or not. Here's the latest peep into the ruins of Pompeii.