Archaeological Site of Pompeii
Visit archaeological Site of Pompeii
Founded in the sixth or early fifth century B.C., Pompeii was a Roman colony by 80 B.C. and became a prosperous port and resort with many noted villas, temples, theaters, and baths. Pompeii was destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.
Today Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today and it is one of the most famous and important archaeological sites of the world. Following the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D., Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years and the excavations begun in the 18th Century are still being carried out today.
The past prosperity of the town is demonstrated by the Roman villas, bathhouses and temples which have been unearthed. Even an amphitheatre has been found.