Pompeii is now considered one of the world's most important historical sites as the way the volcanic ash preserved the city and its people gives historians and archaeologist a vivid picture of life in the Roman Empire around 2,000 years ago.
Pompeii today[change | edit source]
People often wrote on walls, and archaeologists have been able to read some of what they wrote. Pompeii today is an interesting attraction for tourists from around the world.
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- "Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata". UNESCO. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/829. Retrieved 2011-04-02.
- Wallace-Hadrill, Andrew (2011-03-29). "Pompeii: Portents of Disaster". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/pompeii_portents_01.shtml. Retrieved 2011-04-02.
- "Uncovering the Graffiti of Pompeii :: Washington and Lee University". wlu.edu. 2011 [last update]. http://www.wlu.edu/x34628.xml. Retrieved May 5, 2011. "archaeol"