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Pompeii Eruption

Body cast of victim of Pompeii eruption. The Roman city of Pompeii, located in the Bay of Naples, Italy, was ruined and buried under thick layers of ash during an eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD. Many of those buried under the ash were killed by falling buildings or other causes, such as poisonous fumes.


Pompeii, House of Venus in a Shell. On the rear wall of the peristyle are three large paintings on a blue background. The left hand painting is of the god Mars shown standing naked on a plinth while holding a lance & a shield. Around him the foliaged garden is teeming with bird life. AD 79 eruption


Vesuvius from Pompeii, Italy


Pompeii Italy - Pompeii, buried under ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, was lost for nearly 1700 years before its rediscovery in 1748.


Intricate frescoes on the walls and vaulted ceiling of the Stabian Baths in Pompeii, the oldest of the bathhouses in the ancient Roman city that was destroyed by the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The walls are decorated with plain white and red frescoes, while the vaulted ceiling features elaborate polychrome designs that incorporate rosettes, cupids, and figures of Bacchus, the Roman God of wine and bacchanalia. Via


Excavated Ruins Of Herculaneum -- Destroyed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 CE.


A paper, wood and plaster scale model of Pompeii by the archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli between 1861 and 1879.


Map :: The Destruction of Pompeii, 79 AD


Pompeii- The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania. It was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The structure of whole city and the exact position of the person was in when they died are still can be seen.


Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis and Boscoreale were lost to the world in late August AD79 to lie hidden for almost 1800 years, a time capsule of Roman life in the first century AD. This website provides details on the story of their destruction and re-discovery and an in-depth look at what can be seen today.