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 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
Pompeii ancient city in Italy covered in ash so quickly it preserved everything. The ash hardened around the corpses of the residents, leaving a tragic and unique snapshots of the destruction. One less noted oddity of these ruins are the stray dogs that live here. Silent & Soulful they watch the tourists from a distance often perched in the shadows, like guardians & ghosts.