“History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man”
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Ancient Pompeii covers 44 hectares of the excavated areas, it is the only archaeological site in the world that gives us the image of a complete Roman city.
The excavations started for the wish of Charles III of Bourbon, are one of the best examples of Roman life.
The ruins of the Domus, public buildings, the Theatre, the Baths, the lupanare and objects of daily use, are flanked by dramatic testimonies of life that has suddenly stopped one morning of August 79 AD.
The lapilli, ash and debris thrown into the air by the vulcano Vesuvius, covered and preserved buildings, the bodies of citizens in their last defensive attitude before death.
At the beginning the city was conquered by the Greeks, the Etruscans and the Samnites; it had its first city plan in the fourth century when it was conquered by the Romans that ruled it for a long time and it was destroyed and rebuilt many times because of catastrophic events, such as the earthquake of 62 B.C.
In 1997, UNESCO declared Pompeii “World Heritage”.