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Pompeii Pictures & Description

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, Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 (...)*

- "When Vesuvius erupted on 24 August AD 79, it engulfed the two flourishing Roman towns of Pompei and Herculaneum, as well as the many wealthy villas in the area." by Italia.it (likes: 12)
- "On a rocky tableland formed by an ancient eruption stands the city of Pompeii that, due to the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 A.C., was buried under 60 feet of ash and pumice.[continue]" by InCampania (likes: 7)
- "...memories exploring the ruins of pompeii will stay with me for a lifetime..." by Liz R.I. (likes: 5)
- "An unbelievable story of an incredible place." by kim (likes: 3)
- "Il 6 novembre 2010 crolla l'armeria dei Gladiatori: si accende la polemica. Le cause? Manca la manutenzione ordinaria. Il ministro dei Beni culturali Sandro Bondi è sotto accusa." by Current Italia (likes: 3)

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* Discription by Wikipedia (Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0). Full article Pompeii
** Comments are partly based on reviews by foursquare.com users, Area Archeologica di Pompei
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