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Ruins of Pompeii, Italy.

Ruins of Pompeii, Italy~~Walking these streets is an amazing step back in time; you can see the volcano over the water...eeeeery.

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Important archaeological finds of our time. Pompeii, the ancient Roman city, buried during a volcanic eruption in 79 AD when Mount Vesuvius exploded. It was lost for nearly 1700 years...

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from io9

The Lost City of Pompeii: Pictures of an Alien World, Frozen in Time

The victims of Pompeii's volcano's victims. When the ash poured down over the city, people were killed instantly, in the exact poses they struck when they noticed their impending doom. As their bodies decomposed, they left perfectly-formed hollows in the ash. Historians can inject these hollows with plaster, recreating the positions of the bodies, and sometimes their terrified facial expressions.

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People like us: An incredible insight into the Romans who died in Pompeii's horror

Mount Vesuvius erupting at the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum // 79 CE // "Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum" exhibit, 2013 // British Museum // #archaeology More

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Vesuvio

I have been obsessed with Vesuvius ever since I was 5. Riding a horse up it for my 19th birthday was splendiferous.

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Body cast of victim of Pompeii eruption. The Roman city of Pompeii, located in the Bay of Naples, Italy, was ruined and buried under thick layers of ash during an eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD. Many of those buried under the ash were killed by falling buildings or other causes, such as poisonous fumes.

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