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Pompeii Unveiled: Discovering the City's Most Amazing Secrets (Video)


Pompeii is one of the most fascinating and unique archaeological sites in the world. Buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, the city lay hidden for centuries until its rediscovery in the 18th century. Since then, excavations have uncovered an astonishing amount of information about life in ancient Rome.

From the preserved remains of buildings and artifacts to the plaster casts of its inhabitants, Pompeii provides a rare glimpse into the daily lives of ordinary Romans. However, there are still many lesser-known facts about this ancient city that may surprise you. Pompei might be one of the most famous ancient sites in the world, but it’s still full of surprises. Here are some facts about Pompei which will shock and amaze.

Top image: Pompeii. Source: dbvirago / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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