Pompeii: Rebirth of Italy’s dead city that nearly died again; Frances D’Emilio; AP  — All About World Heritage Sites

Photo: Gregorio Borgia In a few horrible hours, Pompeii was turned from a vibrant city into an ash-embalmed wasteland, smothered by a furious volcanic eruption in A.D. 79. Then in this century, the excavated Roman city appeared alarmingly close to a second death, assailed by decades of neglect, mismanagement and scant systematic maintenance of the […]

Pompeii: Rebirth of Italy’s dead city that nearly died again; Frances D’Emilio; AP  — All About World Heritage Sites

Pompeii — following hadrian photography

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Pompeii was a large Roman city in the Italian region of Campania which was destroyed, together with Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis and other communities, by the violent eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Buried for centuries beneath tons of volcanic ash and debris, Pompeii was finally re-discovered late in the 16th century, offering an invaluable insight […]

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