Recommendation by Lemi
In the summer of 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius exploded in a devastating eruption. It immediately buried everything alive in volcanic ash, and Roman cities like Pompeii and Herculaneum vanished. Out of sight and out of mind, Pompeii only resurfaced in 1748. Explorers were shocked to find that thousands of residents, along with animals and artifacts, were perfectly preserved in sediment. Sift through traces of what would have been a normal day in Pompeii—if only Mother Nature had different plans. Some of the bakeries even still had bread in their ovens! It’s always a haunting and profound visit for the pilgrims who’ve come through the years. One-third or so of the area is still under compacted debris, so the outside world is learning about local life alongside scholars and archaeologists.
Open today: 09:00-19:30
Via Villa dei Misteri, Pompei, Naples, Italy
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