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Apr 27, 2007 - Naples, Italy

Naples, Italy....we immediately took off for the Ruins of Pompeii and spent half the day walking through the ruins. Helgi and I had been here 10 years ago and were amazed by how much more excavation they have done. As you know Pompeii was destroyed in 79 AD by 22 feet of ash and debris that fell from the skies when Mt. Vesuvius blew. There were about 30,000 inhabitants and 2000 lost their lives. The ruins are very well preserved and I guess they have halted excavation.....out of 66 acres they have uncovered 33 acres including the main areas...

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