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"Ashes to ashes" Human Remains Tip by Willettsworld

Human Remains, Pompeii: 31 reviews and 52 photos


An earthquake in AD 62, which shook Pompeii and damaged many buildings, was merely a prelude to what happened on a tragic day in AD 79 when Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the town under 6m (20ft) of pumice and ash. Although it was discovered in the 16th century, serious excavation began only in 1748, revealing a city petrified in time. In some buildings paintings and sculpture have survived and graffiti is still visible on street walls. But the most tragic and poinient reminders of what life in Pompeii was once like, are the bodies of the inhabitants cast where they died in stone.

Address: Via Villa dei Misteri, 2, Pompei, Naples, Italy
Directions: Several locations throughout Pompeii
Phone: +39 081 536 5154

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 1, 2005
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