Tuesday, July 1, 2014

ITALY ~Aerial View of the Forum at Pompeii-UNESCO ~

Great view of a fascinating place ...its on my wishlist for a visit too...A whole city and civilization wiped out and preserved within an instant... Thanks a lot Rod !

With nice Post Italian stamp!
(Issued 13-02-2013)

The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the commune of Pompeii. Pompeii, along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

It happened so quickly that people in these two cities didn't have time to get out. For almost two thousand years, the cities remained buried under the ash.

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