PHOTO: Entrance to the ruins of Pompeii, Italy

PHOTO: Entrance to the Ruins of Pompeii, Italy

View of the entrance to the ruins of Pompeii, Italy, with unexcavated hills and Mount Vesuvius in the background.

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Entrance to the ruins of Pompeii, Italy, beyond which lie hills where more ruins await excavation and Mount Vesuvius, which blew its top in 79 AD and buried the town in volcanic ash.

4 Comments on “PHOTO: Entrance to the Ruins of Pompeii, Italy

  1. I love the contrast there. I’m also kicking myself I didn’t go there when I was in Italy! I saw an exhibit at a museum once that had heaps of stuff taken from there, but it’s just not the same, ya know!?

    • Hi Stacey: I suspect you went to the National Museum of Archeology in Naples, which is where most of the important artworks that were excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum were taken. I also visited the museum, but after I’d been to both sites, and it made such a difference, as you say. I had a much better idea what I was looking at after seeing the ruins. Hope you get to go back some day.

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