Pompeii

I absolutely flipped out about this city, I spent hours here in shock about the detail. Check out the Snippet below. The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, its sister city, Pompeii was destroyed and completely buried during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days in 79 AD. The eruption buried Pompeii under 4 to 6 meters of ash and pumice, and it was lost for over 1,500 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1599. Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire. Today, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy, with approximately 2,500,000 visitors every year.[1]

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~ by adb23 on February 20, 2011.

One Response to “Pompeii”

  1. Love this site! It feels like time travel, being able to get a glimpse of Roman life – amazing how sophisticated they were: they had traffic free zones, cross walks, fast food places, and that’s not even getting to the indoor plumbing and heating… I would go back in a heart beet!

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