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The ancient Pompeii

Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples, in the Campania region of Italy, in the territory of the comune of Pompei.
Pompeii was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mont Vesuvius in AD 79. The eruption destroyed the city, killing its inhabitants and burying it under tons of ash.

The objects that lay bneath the city have been preserved for centuries because of the lack of air and moisture. These artifacts provide an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city during the Pax Romana. During the excavation, plaster was used to fill in the voids in the ash layers that once held human bodies. This allowed one to see the exact position the person was in when he or she died.

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for over 250 years. Today it has UNESC Worls Heritage Site status and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy, with approximately 2.5 million visitors every year.


Location

Oktogon 3
1066 Budapest
Hungary
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