Pompeii remained buried for almost sixteen hundred
years, until it was rediscovered by archeologists. Since the city was so
completely buried, it was not disturbed very much by looters and
treasure seekers. Modern research at Pompeii began about one hundred and
fifty years ago, and had given us an exciting and detailed portrait of
life in ancient Roman. The rapid burial of the city preserved the Roman
buildings, ranging from homes to workplaces to public areas. It also
maintained all kinds of artifacts, such as food, medical instruments,
artwork, and even graffiti. It is a fascinating place to visit.
Excavation and discoveries at Pompeii continue to
this day. Vesuvius slumbers in the background, patiently waiting until
it is ready to erupt once more.
Interior of a Roman House, Pompeii