Ancient Pompeii City Opened For Tourists

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The ancient city of Pompeii was destroyed in AD79 by a deadly volcanic eruption from mount Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii is an early Roman Empire of around 2,000 years old. The ancient city of Pompeii is also on the list of UNESCO world Heritage sites. Pompeii is located near Naples, Italy. And we have seen that the govt of Italy and European Commission have long been trying to restore this ancient city under their long partnership.

Both have been working long on the project of restoration of Pompeii but hurdles like floods and excessive tourist’s visits here have damaged the project a lot. But now it seems to have through all the hurdles.

Most recently, the Italian Prime minister, Matteo Renzi ,has declared that the place is restored for public.  There is a lot to watch here. The building style, home’s mosaics, artifacts, fresco and a lot more would definitely give the viewer a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle in ancient time. The remaining buildings clearly show that the early Romans were quite civilized and art lovers. So all who are interested in the study of ancient civilizations should not miss the chance and must arrange a visit to Pompeii.

Background

It was the deadly morning of August 24, A.D. 79, when the city of Pompeii and Herculaneum both were destroyed by the deadly volcanic eruption from the mount Vesuvius. Those who were trapped were choked to death by smoke and thick ash. It is said that sixteen years before this horrible day, a massive earthquake jolted and destroyed the whole city. Those who survived the deadly earthquake, rebuilt the city from the scratch. Who knew that they would end up to such horrible fate sixteen years later.

Even today, there are bodies of the residents of Pompeii fully covered in ash. The ash has taken the form of thick plaster over these bodies and we can clearly see that bodies are still in the positions, they were at that time of destruction.

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Pompeii Bodies Covered in Ash Plaster

Today, radiologists and scientists are working on the scanning of these bodies to further investigate the facts and truths about the people of this ancient city. A movie has also been made by the name of POMPEII, featuring Emily Browning.