Rome

I?finally posted on my blog again! ?And this post will be a good one!

Rome

Rome is a?beautiful city, with?ancient?buildings all over! You would see sellers on the streets and sometimes some street artists. The street sellers sell jewelry, and sometimes hats, shoes, toys, and little?souvenirs. The street artists make themselves look like statues while others make little?models?out of long thick plants. ?And yes, Rome is wonderful.

Anyway, in Rome we rented an apartment for 5 days and mostly explored. And the trains made good?transportation. And like I said, we explored. We also saw this really cool place! It it called the?Vatican.

It was mostly made of marble and is about 500 years old and was in REALLY good shape. I saw this one room where they have coffins! Actually, they were coffins and bathtubs. :p When the rulers died they burned them into ashes and put their ashes into a jar. They put the jar into the coffin. But when the?Christians took over they used the coffin for?baptism. After we went to the Vatican we went to look at a part of the building where you learn about?ancient?Egypt. I got to see a real mummy! He was pretty disgusting! I kinda felt like he would come alive because he looked so real. We also got to see the “Sistine?Chapel”!!! Which was smaller than I expected. I got to see the really famous pictures! And, it really hurt my neck to look up for so long. But it was amazing. We also went to St. Peter’s Basilica where we saw these really cool statues and?mosaics. In St. Peter’s?Basilica, there is a statue of St. Peter. If you touch the toes of the St. Peter’s statue they say you get good luck for the rest of the year! Another really cool thing I saw in Rome was the Trevi Fountain. It was mostly made of marble and had carved picture of Neptune/the god of the sea, on a giant?seashell.

The ceiling in the Vatican

The ceiling in the Vatican

The Mummy! SPOoooky

The Mummy! SPOoooky

Me at the crowded Vatican Museum

Me at the crowded Vatican Museum

The Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain

Thanks for reading this post! I will be writing another one soon.

 

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