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The eruption of nearby Mt Vesuvius in 79 ad effectively buried this city in a thick layer of pumice & sealed it as a time capsule of a Roman resort town, which was only discovered, & excavated in 1599, and more extensively in 1748. It is a huge site compared to Ephesus in Turkey and takes a lot longer to explore in depth.

More info from Wiki here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pompeii

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