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Pompeii Stone Fragment

- Each fragment measures less that 1/2"

- Each pieces comes in a displays case with stand & C.O.A

 

Pompeii was a thriving ancient Roman city located near modern-day Naples in Italy. It was founded in the 7th or 6th century BC and became an important commercial hub due to its strategic location near the Bay of Naples. The city prospered under Roman rule and by the 1st century AD, it had become a bustling metropolis with a population of over 20,000 people.

 

However, on August 24th, 79 AD, disaster struck when Mount Vesuvius, a nearby volcano, erupted and buried the city under layers of ash and pumice. The eruption was so sudden and violent that many of Pompeii's residents were unable to escape and perished in the disaster. The city was quickly forgotten and remained buried for over 1,500 years.

 

It wasn't until the 18th century that Pompeii was rediscovered by a group of explorers, and since then, it has become one of the world's most famous archaeological sites. Today, visitors can explore the ruins of the city and see remarkably preserved buildings, streets, and artifacts that offer a glimpse into the daily life of ancient Romans. The excavation of Pompeii has been an ongoing project, and new discoveries are still being made today, making it a fascinating destination for history buffs and curious travelers alike.

Pompeii Stone Fragment

SKU: Pompeii Stone Fragment
$45.00Price

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