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The Temples and Victims of Pompeii

Temple of Jupiter This is the Temple of Jupiter with Mount Vesuvius in the background. It is located on the north end of Forum and dates back to the 2nd century BC. The Forum The panoramic photo below (courtesy of … Continue reading

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Scenes from Pompeii

Pompeii can be found in the Campania region of Italy close to Naples. When Mount Vesuvius erupted on the 24th of August, 79 AD, it buried Pompeii in ash and soot, killed 20,000 people and also preserved an ancient Roman … Continue reading

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