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When Mt. Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, the Roman city of Pompeii — and many of its residents — were buried under layers of volcanic ash.

The volcanic matter preserved much of Pompeii’s remains.

Almost two millennia after the disaster, researchers still study the ruins of the city as a window into ancient Roman life and architecture.

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