A paper, wood and plaster scale model of Pompeii by the archaeologist  Giuseppe Fiorelli between 1861 and 1879.

A paper, wood and plaster scale model of Pompeii by the archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli between 1861 and 1879.

Clothes were definitely burned - bodies were surprisingly intact, reminiscent of the wife of Lot turning to "pillar of salt" during the Destruction of Sodom & Gomorah

Clothes were definitely burned - bodies were surprisingly intact, reminiscent of the wife of Lot turning to "pillar of salt" during the Destruction of Sodom & Gomorah

Pompeii - a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

Pompeii - a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

Pompeii - House of the Small Fountain. The small fountain is located in the mosaic-covered nymphaeum.  A nymphaeum in ancient Greece and Rome was a monument consecrated to the nymphs, especially those of springs. The house itself, on the Via di Mercurio, dates from the first century B.C. and is a typical atrium-style house.

Pompeii - House of the Small Fountain. The small fountain is located in the mosaic-covered nymphaeum. A nymphaeum in ancient Greece and Rome was a monument consecrated to the nymphs, especially those of springs. The house itself, on the Via di Mercurio, dates from the first century B.C. and is a typical atrium-style house.

The Dancing Faun, Pompeii, located in one of the largest, most luxurious homes in Pompeii.  This home, named House of the Faun after this bronze statue, contained many important works of art.

The Dancing Faun, Pompeii, located in one of the largest, most luxurious homes in Pompeii. This home, named House of the Faun after this bronze statue, contained many important works of art.

Mount Vesuvius erupting at the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum // 79 CE // "Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum" exhibit, 2013 // British Museum // #archaeology                                                                                                                                                     More

Mount Vesuvius erupting at the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum // 79 CE // "Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum" exhibit, 2013 // British Museum // #archaeology More

The amphitheatre of Pompeii is the oldest known stone built, permanent amphitheatre, dating to around 80 BC.

The amphitheatre of Pompeii is the oldest known stone built, permanent amphitheatre, dating to around 80 BC.

Pompeii Roman House. Italy

Pompeii Roman House. Italy

~~ Pompei was preserved by 30 feet of ash since 79 AD.

~~ Pompei was preserved by 30 feet of ash since 79 AD.

Fullery of Stephanus on the Via del Abbondante, Pompeii. Fulleries were an important business in ancient Pompeii.  Fullers processed, dyed, and washed cloth.

Fullery of Stephanus on the Via del Abbondante, Pompeii. Fulleries were an important business in ancient Pompeii. Fullers processed, dyed, and washed cloth.

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