Friday, June 22, 2012

Strange facts-Ruins of Pompeii, Italy

Arguably Italy's most popular tourist attraction, this city was buried beneath 66 feet of pumice and ash during a long disastrous outbreak of the volcano Mount Vesuvius that continued for almost two days in the year 79 AD. It was then lost for almost 1,600 years before being randomly rediscovered in 1592.

Walking the streets of this former city gives you a glimpse of the lives of the people that once inhabited it, complete with homes, theatres, shops and temples.



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