Pompeii: Temple of Apollo (altar and stair)
View of the altar and frontal stair of the Temple of Apollo, off the west side of the civic forum, Pompeii. The altar uses marble (probably from Greece) sparingly on the sides; the base is made of less expensive travertine. The surface of the altar, used for burnt sacrifice, is of a tougher lava stone. An inscription on the long face of the altar refers to M. Porcius, a benefactor of Pompeii ca. 80 BCE (he also paid for the covered theater (theatrum tectum) and the amphitheater. A Corinthian…
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Pompeii | Facts, Map, & Ruins
Pompeii, preserved ancient Roman city in Campania, Italy, that was destroyed by the violent eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. The circumstances of its destruction preserved Pompeii’s remains as a unique document of Greco-Roman life. Learn more about Pompeii, including its history and excavations.
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10 Most Fascinating Pompeii Ruins
Few archeological sites offer a more immersive travel experience than the excavated ruins of Pompeii southeast of Naples, Italy. In 79 A.D., the volcano Vesuvius erupted, covering the Roman City with 12 meters (40 feet) of fine ash, which preserved the buried city and its asphyxiated residents intac