Temple of Jupiter and honorary arch form one end of the Forum in Pompeii. Lurking in the background is Mount Vesuvius, with its blown-off top, which erupted in 79 AD and buried the town in ash.

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Temple of Jupiter and honorary arch form one end of the Forum in Pompeii. Lurking in the background is Mount Vesuvius, with its blown-off top, which erupted in 79 AD and buried the town in ash.