If you ever visit Pompeii, know a fascinating archaeological journey unfolds before you as you as you walk through the ancient ruins that were covered with ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius there is almost 2000 years.
Near Naples at the foot of Vesuvius, the city of Pompeii was founded in the sixth century BC. AD and completely buried, with 79 in Herculaneum, Stabiae and Oplontis, during an eruption of the volcano.
The eruption created a protective sheath on the site and caused the neglect of the city for 1600 years. Rediscovered by accident in the seventeenth century, the city was thus found in a state of unexpected conservation: the excavations carried out in the eighteenth century allowed to exhume a flourishing city, valuable evidence of urban civilization and the Roman Empire.
Pompeii is an amazing spot evidence of Roman civilization