POMPEII, ITALY - 29 SEPTEMBER 2015: Casts of the victims of the 79 AD Mount Vesuvius are here in the temporary exhibition "Stolen from Death: The Casts" , in the archeological site of Pompeii, Italy, on September 29th 2015.
Pompeii, along with Herculaneum, was buried under 4 to 6 meters (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. After its initial discovery in 1599, Pompeii was rediscovered as the result of intentional excavations in 1748 by the Spanish military engineer Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre.
Pompeii is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy, with approximately 2.5 million visitors every year.
- ©2015 Gianni Cipriano
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