Happy Tuesday! You never visited Pompeii and you would like to? We can help with a 360 Virtual Walking Tour of the famous ruins! 🛫🇮🇹
The archaeological site is located in Southern Italy in the Campania region. Pompeii, once a rich Roman city, was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Although nobody really knows the exact date of the eruption, Pliny the Younger, a Roman writer who apparently witnessed the eruption, noted August 24th as the fateful date.
Pompeii provides a complete example of what Roman life, architecture, and history, and as such it was inscribed in the Unesco World Heritage Sites in 1997. The bodies you can observe at the ruins were ultimately pulverized by the heat and the lava. In 1863, Italian architect Giuseppe Fiorelli realized that they left gaps in the ashes before actually disintegrating, and he had the idea to inject plaster in these gaps, hence recreating casts of the real bodies buried in Pompeii.
Although everyone assumes that Pompeii was a Roman city, it was actually founded by Oscans in the 6th or 7th century B.C., and in fact, after excavation, many Greek culture objects have been found as well. The city remained covered by ashes for 1,500 years after the eruption and was discovered accidentally when Italian architect Domenico Fontana was digging for a water tunnel in the area.
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WALKING IN POMPEII, ITALY: Take a virtual walking tour of the ruins of Pompeii in this 360 walk, best viewed on a PC, laptop, tablet, phone or VR headset. ...