Painted Murals And Frescoes Inside A Room At The Ancient Roman Ruins At Herculaneum (Ercolano), Campania, Italy
Located in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum (Ercolano) was an ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 AD. Its ruins are located in the commune of Ercolano, Campania, Italy.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is famous as one of the few ancient cities that can now be seen in much of its original splendour, as well as for having been lost, along with Pompeii, Stabiae, Oplontis and Boscoreale, in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 that buried it. Unlike Pompeii, the deep pyroclastic material which covered it preserved wooden and other organic-based objects such as roofs, beds, doors, food and even some 300 skeletons which were surprisingly discovered in recent years along the seashore as it was thought until then that the town had been evacuated by the inhabitants.
Herculaneum was a wealthier town than Pompeii, possessing an extraordinary density of fine houses with, for example, far more lavish use of coloured marble cladding
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Pine tree stem, light micrograph
Pine tree stem. Coloured light micrograph of a cross-section through the stem of a pine tree. (Pinus sp.). The red wood (xylem, lower left) has resin canals in it, which are outlined in green. The resin produced by the canals contains turpentine, which stops bacteria, fungi and insects from decomposing or eating the stems or leaves. Several growth rings are also distinguishable in the xylem, which can be counted to calculate the tree's age, as the cambium (thin green ring at the edge) forms one ring each year as it expands outwards. The green feature spanning these rings is the phloem, which transports nutrients around the plant. The darker region at top is the cortex, the outer portion of the stem. Magnification: x18 when printed 10cm wide
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A Block of Fourth Avenue in Fairbanks Along Creek Street, Downtown of Ketchikan, Alaska, United States of America
Looking down Creek Street, immediately outside of Ketchikan's downtown near the mouth of Ketchikan Creek. Creek Street, along with a block of Fourth Avenue in Fairbanks, were Alaska's two significant red-light districts until the passage of the Anti-Crib Laws in the early 1950s. Ketchikan is a city in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, United States, the southeasternmost city in Alaska. Ketchikan is located on Revillagigedo Island, so named in 1793 by Captain George Vancouver. Ketchikan is named after Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the town, emptying into the Tongass Narrows a short distance southeast of its downtown. The area near the mouth of Ketchikan Creek later earned Ketchikan a measure of infamy during the first half of the 20th century for a red-light district known as Creek Street, with brothels aligned on either side of the creek
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