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Pompeii

Pompeii is a ruined Roman city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the commune of Pompei.

It was destroyed during a catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 on August 24th.

The volcano buried the city under many feet of ash and it was lost for 1,600 years before its accidental rediscovery.

Since then, its excavation has provided an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire.

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