The technology they had several thousand years ago was pretty amazing. We visited the home of a wealthy citizen of Pompeii, and the house was large and ornate to say the least. Beautiful fresco's on the walls of the rooms. Fountains in the gardens fed by lead pipes. The pipes even had shut off valves
There was a brothel with the various sexual positions carved into the walls. We were told that most of the prostitutes that worked in the brothels were foreign and hence the carvings. The customer could just point at what he wanted. LOL
Pompeii has public baths, public fountains, and bakery's with brick ovens. There are deep ruts in the streets from the chariot wheels.
In those days the streets were full of raw sewage, and every so often you can see very tall stepping stones leading across the street and the side walks are very tall as well. This is so you did not have to walk in raw sewage.
The inside of one of the rooms of a wealthy man's home in Pompeii - Beautiful fresco's on the walls.
The trip to Pompeii was definitely one of the best shore excursion I've been on. There is a bit of walking, but hey... I can still walk at this point.