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Here are the Most Popular Postcard Subjects, Locations, Castles, Cities for Postcard Collectors in the Country of Italy – Facts on each Ruin

 

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Postcard Location of   Ostia Antica

  • Located on the mouth of the Tiber River

  • Rome made it a Naval base on 400 AD built by Claudius – said to be Rome’s’ first Colony

  • Main Importance has been the Salt Flats – where for hundreds of years Salt Business for meat preservation

  • Host 200 Graves / Tombs

 

Postcards Location of Pompeii

  • It seems to be Originally a Greek City / Before Rome because of the Greek architecture that is there.

  • 79 AD was when Mt Vesuvius erupted. Pliny wrote about it watching from across the Bay of Naples

  • Normally the wind blows away from Pompeii, but then must have been moving toward it.

  • Was discovered in 1599 and excavations began I 1700s – When excavation they found empty spaces in the hardened ash – they injected plaster to form the shapes of trapped people,

  • The current excavation site covers 150 Acres

  • Vesuvius erupted again in 1944 and at that time it Killed 26 People.

  • Wealthy Holiday Location for Romans

  • In AD 66 there was an earlier earthquake that disrupted the Citys piping for its water system – an early sign

  • It is recorded that the eruption lasted for 24 hours

  • Today it is still Considered an active Volcano

  • Guesstimates are that 2,000 – 16,000 people lost their lives – they have archaeologically found 1500 bodies

  • Had one of the oldest Roman Amphitheaters built in 70 BC – Seating Capacity of Approx 20,000

  • No One ever returned to inhabit the City except Looters

  • Some of the Skeltons found – had perfect teeth – scientist think because of the high fluoride content around the volcano

  • Currently, Scientist feel only 2/3 rds of City have been discovered

  • Its nickname is City of the Dead

  • Tourist attraction over 2.5 million have visited the site

  • 25 Buildings have been excavated that scientist believed were used for prostitution

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Postcard Location of Colosseum

  • Roman Emporer Vespasian built in 70AD, it was opened by his son Titus – it was originally named Flavian Amphlipheater

  • Was once 100 ft Statue of Nero was there also –

  • Original Location of Nero’s Golden Hose of Pleasure. Had an artificial Lake there it was filled and is the foundation of the Colosseum

  • Was the Largest Colosseum built by the Romans to date –  615’ x 510’ x 157’ High

  • Could seat 50,000 with 14” per bottom

  • 9,000 Animals were killed for the show during the Colosseums opening – 11,000 during 3 day festival of Emporer Trajan

  • Been Used for Gardens, Merchants, in 16th Century – Pope tried to make it into Wool Factory

  • Was selected as one of the seven wonders of the World

  • Took 60,000 slaves to build it – underground tunnels and holding chambers – for animals and slaves – gladiator preparations

  • It is estimated 400,000 people died there – 1,000,000 animals over – during a span of 390 Years

Nimes Collesium Lions Romans France
Nimes Collesium Lions Romans France

 

Postcard Location of Facts About  Capuchin crypt

  • Crypt was built between 1626 – 1631 by Pope Urban VIII for some of the wealthiest families

  • Estimated 4,000 buried there

  • Corridor with 6 rooms – the crypt of the Skulls – Crypt of the Pelvises – Crypt of the Leg Bones – Crypt of Thigh Bones –

  • Built by Capuchin Order of Priests

Postcard Location of Pianosa Island

  • Home of Posthumus lived there 14AD until he was assassinated by Tiberius

  • 400 catacombs have been discovered there

  • Was a Penal Island or Prison – once housed 149 prisoners. In 188 – had 960 prisoners –

  • WWII Island was Bombed

  • Was a prison fortress – until 1997

 Postcard Location of Claudio Aqueduct

  • Ancient Roman Aqua duct – built in and finished in 52 AD

  • Total length of 43 Miles – much of it was underground – Nero extended the Aquaduct to supply 14 Roman Districts

 

Postcard Location of Herculaneum

  • Roman town also destroyed when Mt Vesiupius Erupted

  • Excavations have found 300 Skeletons

  • Established at the Bay of Naples in 600 BC –

  • Estimated Population of 20,000 people

  • Many of the structures were covered from Boiling Mud from the eruption

  • Excavations began in 1738 by Spanish Archaeologists

  • The city was wealthier than Pompeii – many of the Hoses were on the Waterfront

  • Many of the bodies were found in the Boathouses – being analyzed points toward instant death because of intense heat.

 

Postcard location of Paestum

  • Greeks founded in 600 BC – Main God was Hera – Goddess of Fertility – Temple built there in 550 BC – Temple of Neptune, Temple of Ceres – Temple of Hera II –

  • Romans moved in and named it Paestum –

  • Had a Forum, Amphitheater, Gymnasium,

  • Built-in Doric Order – Style of Architecture

  • Temple Housed –the Statue of Zeus – One of the Seven Wonders of the World – he was the Most Powerful Greek Gods – Went to Live in Mt Olympus – Married Hera

  • Zeus third wife – Mnemosyne – gave birth to Nine Muses –

Postcard Location of Leaning Tower of Pisa

  • Bell Tower in Southern Italy – Seven bells – was built on Soft soil and Begun Leaning

  • The tower is 8 Stories Tall

  • Started in 1173 and was finished ny 1372 – constructions were interrupted by War

  • Partially restored by 1990 – 2001, was leaning over 5 degrees, after Restoration leaning 3.9 degrees

  • 294 steps on one side – 296 steps on the other

  • The foundation is built on Marshy subsoil – the foundation is 9 feet Thick

  • Germans used it as a lookout tower in WWII – Allies did not Bomb it because of its Historical Significance

  • Pisa built with Stolen money – Built to display wealth from pillage of Palmero

  • Mussolini – tried to make repairs by drilling hole in foundation and pumping in concrete

  • Lean has switched directions over time

  • You can go up it today

 

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Postcard Location of Hadrians Villa

  • Built by Roman Emporer Hadrian in 117 AD in Tivoli as his personal Villa

  • Had over 30 buildings – built as his personal retreat from Rome

  • At End of his Reign – he governed Rome from Here

  • Contains Pools – Baths – Gardens – Water was fed by roman Aquaducts

  • Contains mariTime theater – which had a library – lounge – Heated baths – Art Gallery and fountain

  • Warwick vase – painting of Death of Cleopatra – Relief of “Battle of the Centaurs”

 

Postcards from Historical ruins in Italy

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Ireland Castles Video$ Hi - LoNumber of PostcardsEbay Link to Postcards
Over 4 Million Cards
Ostia AnticaVideo$ 18.00 / 1.107Ostia Antica Postcards
PompeiiVideo$ 23.98 / .99223Pompeii Postcards
ColosseumVideo$ 16.00 / 2.28269Colosseum Postcards
Capuchin cryptVideo00Capuchin crypt Postcards
Pianosa IslandVideo00Pianosa Island Postcards
Claudio AqueductVideo04Claudio Aqueduct Postcards
HerculaneumVideo$ 2.5911Herculaneum Postcards
PaestumVideo$ 11.00 / 1.10125Paestum Postcards
Leaning Tower of PisaVideo$ 4.99 / .1659Leaning Tower of Pisa Postcards
Hadrians VillaVideo00Hadrians Villa Postcards
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Postcards from Historical Cities in Italy

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Italian City Video$ Hi - LoNumber of PostcardsEbay Link to Postcards
Over 4 Million Cards
RomeVideo$ 49.95 / 2.9913,412Rome Postcards
MilanVideo$ 97.50 / 1.003,855Milan Postcards
NaplesVideo$ 40.95 / .992,891Naples Postcards
TurinVideo$ 63.75 / 1.00944Turin Postcards
PalermoVideo$ 59.95 / .25982Palermo Postcards
GenoaVideo$ 51.01 / .251,390Genoa Postcards
BolognaVideo$ 30.00 / 1.00465Bologna Postcards
FlorenceVideo$ 16.50 / .604,573Florence Postcards
BariVideo$ 12.99 / 1.00164Bari Postcards
CataniaVideo$ 9.50 / .9892Catania Postcards
VeniceVideo$ 38.20 / 1.997,689Venice Postcards
TerniVideo$ 5.19 / 1.2555Terni Postcards
LuccaVideo$ 9.99 / .75105Lucca Postcards
MarsalaVideo4 59.99 / 1.2511Marsala Postcards
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