Italy Pompeii

Located in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii was a Roman town which, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed by pyroclastic flows and buried under a layer of ash and pumice between four and six meters (13 to 20 ft.) high during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. We visited Pompeii and here saw the plaster casts of the dead left inside the ash as they lay at rest. Its ruins are located in the commune of Ercolano, Campania, Italy.

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