Published On: Wed, Aug 19th, 2015

Pompeii

Pompeii is a truly spectacular place, frozen in time for two millennia…

After being buiried by volacnic ash in 79AD. Pompeii was rediscovered and unearthed in the 19th century and gives a glimpse into Italian life 2000 years ago.

After being buiried by volacnic ash in 79AD. Pompeii was rediscovered and unearthed in the 19th century and gives a glimpse into Italian life 2000 years ago.

There are very few places to visit that are as historically fascinating as the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The demise of the city and all of its citizens took just 24 hours as Mount Vesuvius erupted with tragic consequences. The inhabitants were exposed to temperatures which soared to 250ºC and the town became instantly lost in time as it was buried in four to six metres of ash and pumice. Its rediscovery in the 19th century has played a pivotal role in developing our understanding of what life here was like 2,000 years ago. Much of the ancient city is still intact, including establishments such as the bakery, the brothel and the amphitheatre, providing ample opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse of Roman life by walking through the extensive ruins. 

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