A fascinating guide to the excavations in Pompeii, complete with transparent overlays of archaeological sites.
Get up close and personal with detailed historical background and full-color pictures of ancient Pompeii.
According to ancient tradition, Pompeii, which sits upon a spur of lava some 40 meters above sea level, was founded by the Osci in the 8th century BC. However, the theory that attributes the city's founding to the Etruscans during their expansion into Campania (7th century BC) has gained credibility. The city, in a dominant postion on the coast near the mouth of the Sarno River and an excellent landing site for ancient navigators, soon came to feel the influence of the nearby Greek colonies, and especially Cuma ...
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