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Hannibal trail

Day 25 Pompei

What to do

Pompei that already had suffered a disaster in 62 ad by an earthquake, dissapeared completely from the bottom of the earth in 79. In this enormous eruption the citywas completely covered in ashes and pumice.
Most people had fled the city in time, but about 2000 were still guarding their properties or simply not able to get out of the town and killed. The actual course of death was a pyroclastic cloud that came with an enormous speed and heat roaring down from the Vesuvius to the city and choked and burnt the people to their death.
For the last 200 years Pompei is being excavated

Today guided tour to the excavations.
Wear a good pair of shoes.

Pompei forum

villa dei misteri
Villa dei misteri

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