|The first section we passed was the Necropolis (city of the dead) complete with a carving to identify it.|
|Here are some of the niches for ash-filled urns.|
|We think of modern cities as being jam-packed with buildings but these foundations show that Roman cities were just as crowded.|
|There was a nice little museum housing some of Ostia's finest statuary.|
|Here's a close-up photo of the floor, which was made of various slabs of marble.|
There was a nice cafeteria and museum shop behind the museum in a modern building so we stopped to have lunch and look at the shop.
|This was one of the buildings we discovered after lunch. There must have been 6 or 7 such |
buildings with pieces from the excavation stored out of the weather.
|Remember all of those lovely umbrella pines you saw in earlier photos? Well, this is a pine cone from one of the trees.|
|As a testament to the hard work that it took to excavate this site, here is a wall that hadn't been treated yet. Those are roots covering the bricks.|
That was it for our tour of the ancient port city so it was back to Rome for some bead shopping.