Pompeii from Lost Cities of The World
One of the most popular tourist attractions, protected by UNESCO, this ancient Roman city was placed near today’s Naples. In a catastrophic eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in AD 79 its entire population (about 20.000 inhabitants) was buried under meters of ash and rocks. It had been lost for almost 1700 years when it was accidentally re-discovered by the workmen who were building a palace for the Naples’ king. Since then it has been an inexhaustible source of new archaeological discoveries, providing us the knowledge of the details of ancient Roman life.