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View into a narrow street of Pompeii.

Pompeii is an ancient Roman town-city near Naples, Italy, known for its breathtaking (and occasionally lifetaking) views of Mount Vesuvius, an active volcano which last buried the city under 6 meters of ash in 79 AD.

TL:DR, destroyed roman city

Location Pompei, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy
Coordinates 40°45′0″N 14°29′10″ECoordinates: 40°45′0″N 14°29′10″E
Type Settlement
Area 64 to 67 ha (170 acres)
History
Founded 6th–7th century BC
Abandoned 79 AD
Site notes
Website www.pompeiisites.org 
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name: Archaeological Areas of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Torre Annunziata
Type Cultural
Criteria iii, iv, v
Designated 1997 (21st session)
Reference No. 829

 

Region Europe and North America

More information: This article on Wikipedia

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