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Important archaeological finds of our time. Pompeii, the ancient Roman city, buried during a volcanic eruption in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius exploded. It was lost for nearly 1700 years...

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Pompeii - 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 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

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Vesuvio

I have been obsessed with Vesuvius ever since I was 5. Riding a horse up it for my 19th birthday was splendiferous.

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People like us: An incredible insight into the Romans who died in Pompeii's horror

Mount Vesuvius erupting at the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum // 79 CE // "Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum" exhibit, 2013 // British Museum // #archaeology More

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Mount Vesuvius gets very interesting

Mt. Vesuvius in Italy (hiked from the bus lot to the top, hiked around the entire edge of the crater, went in the volcano!)

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