"Pompeii" Pompeii by cinthya_in_victoria
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When I was 7 years old, my mother bought a book of the greatest natural desasters of all time, and the history of Pompeii was there of course.
At that age I was impressed by the pictures of the people killed by the eruption of the Mount Vesubius and the horrors of their last day so, since then, one of my goals was to visit the ruins one day when I grew up.
Well... that dream finally came true and all I can say is that I am overwhelmed by the things I saw, I couldn't avoid crying when I put a foot on its streets and when I saw the plaster casts of the people.. very, very, very touching.
Pompeii was buried and destroyed by the eruption of the Mount Vesuvius on August 24th of the year 79 AD. After hundreds of years later, it was accidentally rediscovered in 1748; its excavation has provided great information into the life of a city at the height of the Roman Empire.
I highly recommend you to watch the documentary called 'Pompeii: The last day' by the BBC.
This is another UNESCO World Heritage Site and this is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy. I highly recommend you to visit it and take part of a place frozen in time.
- In a nutshell:A place frozen in time
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