Pompeii, Italian Pompei, preserved ancient Roman city

Pompeii, Italian Pompei, preserved ancient Roman city

7/23/2021, 2:07:05 PM
Pompeii, Italian Pompei, preserved ancient Roman city in Campania, Italy, 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Naples, at the southeastern base of Mount Vesuvius. Around noon on August 24, 79 CE, a huge eruption from Mount Vesuvius showered volcanic debris over the city of Pompeii, followed the next day by clouds of blisteringly hot gases. Buildings were destroyed, the population was crushed or asphyxiated, and the city was buried beneath a blanket of ash and pumice. For many centuries Pompeii slept beneath its pall of ash, which perfectly preserved the remains. When these were finally unearthed, in the 1700s, the world was astonished at the discovery of a sophisticated Greco-Roman city frozen in time. Grand public buildings included an impressive forum and an amphitheatre; lavish villas and all kinds of houses, dating back to the 4th century BCE, were also uncovered. Inside were some preserved remains of people sheltering from the eruption; others lay buried as they fled; bakeries were found with loaves still in the ovens. The buildings and their contents revealed day-to-day life in the ancient world—and stirred 18th-century interest in all things classical. Photographer Unknown: DM for Credit or Removal. You can also follow me at @collectivespark #geology #minerals #volcanoeruptions #geologyrocks #crystals #geologist #rocks #mineral #geologia #rockhound #crystal #italygram #science #geologypage #fineminerals #fossil #fossils #paleontology #gemstones #quartz #mineralporn #mineralogy #crystalhealing #mineralspecimen #gemology #rock #volcaniceruption #Friday #gems #Pompeii

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