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The town in Naples was the resort of choice for the Roman super-rich and became notorious for its sprawling mansions.
It was a place synonymous with luxury and wickedness, historians claim – a wine-soaked party town.
But as the centuries passed, much of it was lost to the sea as volcanic activity caused the coastline to retreat 400m inland.
“It was considered one of the most important Roman cities for centuries.
“Pliny the Younger used to live here and from here, across the gulf, he witnessed and described the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum.”
originally posted by: Baddogma
a reply to: SailorJerry
WOW... Born on the day Vesuvius erupted? That would make you 1,937 - 38 years old? I am eager for your longevity secrets!
Oh, and the old junk in the bay is cool, too.