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Pompeii Ghost Town - Campania, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 40° 44.991 E 014° 29.180
33T E 456636 N 4511115
Quick Description: One of the most famous ghost towns in the world, Pompeii was buried by the ash and pumice launched from Mount Vesuvius when it exploded in AD 79.
Location: Campania, Italy
Date Posted: 3/15/2014 3:25:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMKBJN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 13

Long Description:
One of the most famous ghost towns in the world, Pompeii was buried by the ash and pumice launched from Mount Vesuvius when it exploded in AD 79.

Citizens were not prepared for such an incident and nearly everyone in this centre of tourism and commerce at the crossroads of Mediterranean trade died. The were buried, and remarkably preserved, under 6-7 metres of ash and pumice.
Reason for Abandonment: Natural Disaster

Date Abandoned: 1/1/1111

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