May 18, 2017

Such an INCREDIBLE place!

Pompeii is the ancient Roman city that was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. with a thick layer of volcanic ash and pumice.  2,000 people died and the city was abandoned. It was rediscovered in 1748 surprisingly still mostly intact almost 2,000 years later. 

Pompeii is now a fascinating place to visit by many tourist. It has so much to see including the ruins of houses, temples and public buildings. There is an amphitheater which could seat up to 20,000 people. There were roads of sorts with drainage. Large pools and even a local brothel.  

Pompeii was incredibly ahead of its time. The structure, design, and engineering alone were amazing.  They had even created running water, in a sense, with drinking fountains throughout the town that you can still drink spring water from to this day!

It’s almost like the ash preserved the city and remains that stayed and were unable to get away in time. This is one of the most interesting places I have visited.  Surprising it is not a wonder of the world!

Ancient Roman Ruins of Pompeii

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