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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata

Card # 17
These postcard sent to me by Riccardo

Another massive UNESCO World Heritage postcard. It gives a live to my passion for WH postcard collection. Pompeii, was destroyed and completly buried under 60 feet of ash and pumice when the Mount Vesuvius Volcano collapsed in AD 79. Pompeii was rediscover in 1748, before it was lost for 1,700 years. Erotic art in Pompeii and Herculaneum

A depiction of the eruption which buried Pompeii (from BBC's Pompeii: The Last Day). The depiction of the Temple of Jupiter and the Temple of Apollo are nonetheless inaccurate as these temples had been destroyed 17 years earlier.

"Garden of the Fugitives". Plaster casts of victims still in situ; many casts are in the Archaeological Museum of Naples. Read More

Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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