Body cast of victim of Pompeii eruption. The Roman city of Pompeii, located in the Bay of Naples, Italy, was ruined and buried under thick layers of ash during an eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD. Many of those buried under the ash were killed by falling buildings or other causes, such as poisonous fumes.

Body cast of victim of Pompeii eruption. The Roman city of Pompeii, located in the Bay of Naples, Italy, was ruined and buried under thick layers of ash during an eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD. Many of those buried under the ash were killed by falling buildings or other causes, such as poisonous fumes.

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Mount Vesuvius erupting at the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum // 79 CE // "Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum" exhibit, 2013 // British Museum // #archaeology More

Mount Vesuvius erupting at the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum // 79 CE // "Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum" exhibit, 2013 // British Museum // #archaeology More

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Mt. Vesuvius in Italy (hiked from the bus lot to the top, hiked around the entire edge of the crater, went in the volcano!)

Mt. Vesuvius in Italy (hiked from the bus lot to the top, hiked around the entire edge of the crater, went in the volcano!)

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Exploring the ruins of Pompeii, the Roman city frozen in time after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius #Pompeii #Italy

Exploring the ruins of Pompeii, the Roman city frozen in time after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius #Pompeii #Italy

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Vesuvius (volcano, I climbed it) from the ruins of Pompeii, Italy. xx
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A paper, wood and plaster scale model of Pompeii by the archaeologist  Giuseppe Fiorelli between 1861 and 1879.

A paper, wood and plaster scale model of Pompeii by the archaeologist Giuseppe Fiorelli between 1861 and 1879.

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Excavated Ruins Of Herculaneum  --  Destroyed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 CE.

Excavated Ruins Of Herculaneum -- Destroyed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 CE.

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