14 Wild Historical Facts about Pompeii

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Located in Italy’s Campania region, Pompeii is an ancient Roman city well-known for its destruction in 79 AD due to a massive volcanic eruption covering the city with 13 to 20-feet of volcanic rocks and ashes.
 
But you might also be curious about the story of this Italian city before the Mount Vesuvius eruption. Here are some fascinating facts and stories surrounding today’s popular tourist destination, Pompeii, before the tragic day in 79 AD.