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Pompei (Campania, Italy), 01/01/2017. Visiting the ancient Roman city of Pompei (in Latin: Pompeii). The city, founded in the IX century BC, is located near Naples, in the Campania region, in the South of Italy. <<[…] 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 volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Researchers believe that the town was founded in the 7th or 6th century BC by the Osci or Oscans. It came under the domination of Rome in the 4th century BC, and was conquered and became a Roman colony in 80 BC after it joined an unsuccessful rebellion against the Roman Republic. By the time of its destruction, 160 years later, its population was estimated at 11,000 people, and the city had a complex water system, an amphitheatre, a gymnasium, and a port. The eruption destroyed the city, killing its inhabitants and burying it under tons of ash. […] The site was lost for about 1,500 years […]. The objects that lay beneath the city have been preserved for more than a millennium because of the long lack of air and moisture. These artefacts provide an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city during the Pax Romana. During the excavation, plaster was used to fill in the voids in the ash layers that once held human bodies. This allowed archaeologists to see the exact position the person was in when he or she died. […] Today Pompeii has UNESCO World Heritage Site status and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy […]>> (Source - Wikipedia.org). Visitors of the last three years: 2015: 2.978.884; 2016: 3.209.089; 2017: 3.418.733 (Data to be found at: http://bit.ly/2B4X9fI ). On the day of this reportage, Pompeii was visited by 6.793 people.<br />
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Pompei (Campania, Italy), 01/01/2017. Visiting the ancient Roman city of Pompei (in Latin: Pompeii). The city, founded in the IX century BC, is located near Naples, in the Campania region, in the South of Italy. <<[…] 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 volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Researchers believe that the town was founded in the 7th or...
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