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Photo taken 06/06/2007
Pompeii, Italy

~Pompeii is a buried and ruined Roman city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei.

It was destroyed during a catastrophic eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius spanning two days on 24 August 79 AD.

~Today, Pompeii has become a popular tourist destination; with approximately 2.5 million visitors a year, it is the most popular tourist attraction in Italy.
It is now part of a larger Vesuvius National Park and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.

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  • Copyright: Paulina Sala (pelin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 166 W: 124 N: 416] (2789)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-06-06
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/4.7
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2008-02-21 14:10
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