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Pompeii - A City Frozen In Time

30. Pompeii – A City Frozen In Time

Founded in 600 BC, the city of Pompeii was a bustling port in its heyday with plenty of bars, bakeries, and baths for its 20,000 residents. Unfortunately in 79 AD, a sudden eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, a nearby Volcano, almost instantly buried the entire city, killing almost all of its inhabitants in a flash. 

This tragic fate of Pompeii now gives archaeologists a priceless look into the life and times of a typical ancient Italian city in the Roman Empire. The ash from the volcano perfectly preserved the city’s architecture, artifacts, and even a loaf of bread! 

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