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Address: Pompeii, Italy
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The famous eruption of Mt. Vesuvius came in August of 79 AD at about noon. Hot gases and ash came down the mountain so fast that it literally stopped people in their tracks... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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465 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The famous eruption of Mt. Vesuvius came in August of 79 AD at about noon. Hot gases and ash came down the mountain so fast that it literally stopped people in their tracks, burying them in hot ash. Plaster casts of the victims were made much later after the ruins were accidently discovered. Those things that were buried in the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

A highlight of our tour and a great place for a photo,of us and Mt Vesuvius in the back ground. Recommend this very highly.

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Prince George, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is the top of Pompeii. Visited while on tour in May 2012. From here you have great views of modern city below and mount Vesuvius which end destroyed Pompeii.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 698 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The ruins of temple of Jupiter, I saw them in distance, a mystic temple, Jupiter was the god of lightning and thunder, and was a roman god; from here you have a nice view to the vulcano Vesuv, he is 1187 m high and his last erruption was in 1944, so he is still actif, but I saw snow on... More 

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Minsk, Belarus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This temple stands on the North side of Forum and you can see mount Vesuvius behind it. Sure you won't miss it.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This Temple closes the large Forum Piazza on the North side. The name Capitolium comes from the fact that this Temple is dedicated to Jupiter, Juno and Minerva, the three Roman Gods, who were worshipped in a temple on the Capitol Hill in Rome. The whole complex with the columns, majestic podium with a staircase and the cella (central structure... More 

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Tucson
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Before the Romans conquered the area (310 BC), the people honored the god Apollo. After the Romans asserted their influence, the new god #1 was Jupiter. Greek domination gave way to Roman and Sulla sealed he deal in 89 BC when Sulla put down any attempt at an uprising. Roman language, culture, and law replaced previous policies. The original construction... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

MUST DO IT!! Adults and pre-teen kids loved it! Roberta made a great day amazing. She made our kids compete and learn... the youngest came back and gave a report on Pompeii-- THANK YOU ROBERTA!!

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Tunbridge Wells, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The Temple of Jupiter sits at the end of the forum and is overshadowed by Vesuvius. Nowhere eshews the history of Pompeii and its fate more than this view, you can almost see Vesuvius erupting as you stand there (well, sort of), but it is an amazing place

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Rouse Hill NSW Australia
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Modest amount of temple left with altar. A particularly good setting with Vesuvius framing the temple remains.

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