We learn a lot from our past. The lives of our ancestors teach us many important lessons. Everybody likes to have a walk through the past. There are many places around the world that allow you to escape from the busy life and see how the people lived centuries ago. One of these rare places is Pompeii.
Pompeii buildingsPompeii is the city where the Romans lived 2000 years ago. This used to be a great city, but it was buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the whole city in just a matter of minutes. The city was covered in ash and soot, killing more than 20,000 people and preserving everything in the city for the future generations to see.

There is a lot to see in this ancient city of Pompeii. The whole city was frozen in time when that mountain erupted. You can still see all the buildings that were built over 2000 years ago. Among the buildings you can see is the amphitheater. This building dates as far back as 80 BC. It could house 20,000 people at a time and was used commonly for the gladiator battles.
pompeii volcano victims displayThere is a gymnasium called the Great Palaestra in Pompeii, which was used for sports. Some other important places in this ancient city include the House of Vettii and the House of Faun. The Forum located between the government and religious buildings used to be the center of public life in its time.
Pompeii buildingsAmong the important religious buildings is the Temple of Apollo, which dates back to 575 BC.
pompeii plaster castsThe Garden of Fugitives was the name given to the place where 13 people of the Pompeii city tried to escape and were trapped in lava. The bodies of the people decayed inside the hardened ash plaster leaving hollow sculptures. These were filled with plaster and displayed in public.
Pompeii Herculaneum and VesuvioDespite being the living example of the horrors of natural disasters that can destroy whole civilizations, Pompeii gets a lot of visitors every year. Many people visit this place to get a glimpse of life of people who lived there centuries ago. There are great accommodations for people who want to stay there and enjoy a full tour of the place.Pompeii bodiesPompeii Bodies.
Pompeii StreetsThe Street of Pompeii, you may know how civilize they are, as its 2000 years ago.
pompeii volcanoThe Pompeii Volcano mountain, which destroy the city.
Ruins of Pompeii with the Vesuvius

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