The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. In 79 AD the city was destroyed and completely buried during a long catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days. The eruption buried Pompeii under 4 to 6 meters of ash and pumice, and it was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1749. Pompeii has been a popular tourist destination for 250 years; it was on the Grand Tour. In 2008, it was attracting almost 2.6 million visitors per year, making it one of the most popular tourist sites in Italy. This photo of the Pompeii Archeological Site has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 24th of July 2011.
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