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Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata are a World Heritage Site in the Province of Naples in Campania, Italy. They preserve the remains of two Roman towns, Pompei and Herculaneum, whose population were killed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August, AD 79. The town of Torre Annunziata was similarly destroyed, in AD 79, and once again in 1631.

The remains of villas and superb wall paintings in these towns provide a glimpse into the wealth and opulent lifestyle of the affluent people of the Early Roman Empire.


Ruins of Pompei
Ruins of Pompei
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Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 21st session of the World Heritage Committee held in Naples, Italy, on 1 - 6 December, 1997.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 40 45 0 E 14 28 60
Inscription Year: 1997
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, IV, V
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