Pompeii was lost to us for many centuries. It was discovered initially in 1599 and properly in the 1700s and it’s one of the world’s truly great archaeological sites. The volcano wiped out the people, but the town they lived in was remarkably well-preserved because of the combination of ash and lack of moisture.
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So it's an easy way to get an entrance ticket, and probably the easiest way to get in for the intrepid explorer. The queue wasn't that long when we arrived, but it was still easier and faster.
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Ps: get a guide when you get to Pompeii because without it, you'll not find all the details and great stories!