The city of Pompeii is located on a plateau of volcanic origin, at the foot of Vesuvius, in an enchanting and suggestive. But it was this fascinating proximity to the Neapolitan volcano that in 79 AD, after a sudden eruption of ash, caused the flooding of the entire city. This historical event was the origin of the archaeological site of Pompeii.
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Tempio di Apollo
Terme del Foro
Tempio di Vespasiano
The same fate struck the city of Pompeii, Herculaneum, with the only difference that the latter was submerged in ash, but rather from the thick mud and lava. During the official beginning of the excavations of Herculaneum, in 1738, the Villa dei Papiri, the mosaic house of Neptune and Amphitrite, came to light. Herculaneum is also mentioned among the cities of the Golden Mile, namely, the Vesuvian Villas.
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