Visiting Pompeii – Ancient City of Roman Empire

Pompeii and mount Vesuvius (wikimedia.org)

 

Naples is a beautiful city in Italy that quite well known for its football. However, did you know that in the city of Naples there are the ruins of the legendary city of Pompeii which was buried for 1700 year as a result of the eruption of Vesuvius ?. a few years ago the city of Pompeii was listed as one of the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Pompeii is an ancient Roman city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, 79 BCE. According to historical records, the city of Pompeii was built in the 6th century BC by the Ancient Roman population in Italy, namely Osciatau Oscan tribe.

Pompeii City was found in 1599 AD by an architect named Fontana, who found it by accident while digging a new path for the river Sarno. Since the discovery, the excavation of Pompeii experienced some complicated process to restore it from thick layer of dust, and finally it can be opened for public in 1748 AD. Now the city of Pompeii has been opened for tourists as an amazing historical tourist attraction. Pompeii is a witness of the triumph and the “life” of the Roman relic.

As far as the eye could see there are lot of ruins of the city buildings in Pompeii. There are large buildings such as city hall, public baths, houses, villas and several theaters, There also died bodies inside the ruins that went hard like rocks. it is believed that the dead bodies are people that got stuck and not could escape when the eruption occurred.

The pretty awful scenery was contained on the location called “Garden of Fugitives”, the vineyard that located near the military barracks of Pompeii. here all visitors can see 13 dead bodies that cemented by vulcanic materials in various positions, One of them half-sitting. It’s touching heart to see some of the bodies were children. They supposedly are three families of farmers who died on the second day after the eruption of Vesuvius, Garden of Fugitives is the location with the most casualties were found in the area of Pompeii. In addition, one of the most famous died body among tourists called “the muleteers”, This is a cemented died body of a shepherd that founded in a crouched position while he tried to cover his mouth and nose from poisonous dust.

Actually, Italy filled with many historic towns that can’t be seen in other countries, including the city of Pompeii. The price of admission to the ruins of Pompeii City is about 13 euro. You can also hire a guide service to escort you when exploring the ruins of pompeii city (with a relatively high price,) which is about 20 euros. Another alternative solutiion is to rent an audio guide similar to a mobile phone with a price of 7 euros.

View Map to Pompeii, Italy

Incredible Pictures of Pompeii

Ruins of Pompeii (source: indiegogo.com)

Ruins of Pompeii (source: indiegogo.com)

 

Garden of Fugitive (italysbestrome.com)

Garden of Fugitive (italysbestrome.com)

 

Restored Pompeii (source: jenniferlynking.com)

Restored Pompeii (source: jenniferlynking.com)

 

Pompeii Arena (source: wikimedia.org)

Pompeii Arena (source: wikimedia.org)

 

Ruins of Pompeii (thecruisetraveller.co.uk)

Ruins of Pompeii (thecruisetraveller.co.uk)

 

The Muleteer (decodedpast.com)

The Muleteer (decodedpast.com)

 

Died body of a dog (clientk.com)

Died body of a dog (clientk.com)

 

Ruins of Pompeii (famouswonders.com)

Ruins of Pompeii (famouswonders.com)

 

Pompeii and mount Vesuvius (wikimedia.org)

Pompeii and mount Vesuvius (wikimedia.org)

 

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