ancient city in south-western Italy destroyed (preserved) in the 79 CE eruption of Mt. Vesuvius; The frescoes recovered at Petra are compared to those of Pompeii.
Famous Italian city destroyed and preserved by Mt. Vesuvius.
city near Naples buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79
ancient city southeast of Naples that was buried by a volcanic eruption from Vesuvius
Pompeii ('pom-pay') is a ruined Roman city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the commune of Pompei. It was destroyed, and completely buried, during a catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 AD.
Pompeii is a novel by author and journalist Robert Harris published by Random House in 2003. It is a blend of fictional characters with the real-life eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, 79 that overwhelmed Pompeii and its surrounding towns. Pompeii is especially notable for the author's references to various aspects of vulcanology and use of the Roman calendar.