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Pompeiilocked

  • Tran Tam Tinh,
  • Eugene Dwyer,
  • Volker Michael Strocka,
  • Katherine M. D. Dunbabin
  •  and Peter J. Holliday

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Roman site in southern Italy, located 24 km south-east of Naples. Destroyed by an eruption of Mt Vesuvius in ad 79, it was preserved under layers of ash and lava until rediscovered in the 18th century.

Tran Tam Tinh

Situated in the Sarno River valley, on a gentle slope facing the sea to the south of Vesuvius, Pompeii was already famous in the ancient world, according to Seneca (...

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