Italy

Welcome to the beautiful city of Pompeii, a city completely devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, buried in 4 to 6 meters of volcanic ash, and now a historic tourist destination that depicts day to day life during ancient times.

Back in Ancient Roman times, Pompeii was a thriving hard working “middle class” coastal city of its time.

You could hit up the Roman bath house, bakery, fast food joint (not quite like McDonalds), or the brothel. Pompeiian’s were  also used to the constant minor quakes that inhabited the area. Until 62 AD a major earthquake shook the ground causing severe damage and destroying many temples, roads, and houses. Anarchy ensued and years later Mt. Vesuvius blew its top.

A cloud of hot volcanic ash ranging from 15 to 30 KM engulfed neighboring cities such as Herculaneum and Oplontis.

Pompeii was neither discovered nor unearthed until 1748.

This used to be the sea…gotta appreciate the results of an untimely volcanic eruption.

 

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