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WHO:A variety of Italian peoples
WHAT: A city and Roman colony.
WHEN: 7th century BC.
WHERE: About a mile inland from the coast, near Mt. Vesuvius.
WHY: Used as a major port and trading town.
HOW: Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD and buried the town.
WHO: Pliny the Younger wrote an eyewitness account in 79 AD from a boat.
WHAT: City with villas, frescoes open for visiting by the public.
WHEN: Site has been visited continually, but Italian government began excavations in 1860.
WHERE: Still beneath the active volcano, Vesuvius.
HOW: Thieves coming back for treasure, all through history.