The ancient Roman city of Pompeii is located near modern Naples, in the Campania region of Southern Italy. In 79 AD Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the city along with other surrounding areas. Pompeii was buried under volcanic ash and pumice measuring 13 to 20 feet. Today, Pompeii has become a popular tourist destination and these are just a few images from a morning walk in early October.
The ancient ruins of Pompeii near modern Naples in Southern Italy.
Sunlight shining through the trees in the ancient city of Pompeii during the early morning.
A view of stone pine trees (Pinus pinea) along the walking path in the ancient city of Pompeii during October.
Quadriportico dei Teatri in Pompeii is a rectangular area of grass that was used as a recreational area and barracks for gladiators.
Teatro Grande is an architectural structure in the ancient city of Pompeii.
A street scene from the ancient city of Pompeii in the Campania Region of Italy.
A close-up of the stones that make up the streets.
One of the many public water fountains on the streets that were used by the citizens of Pompeii.
The inside of a bathhouse located in Pompeii.
A stray dog sitting in the shade on the streets.
The inside of a Pompeii brothel with erotic frescoes on the walls.
A view of Mount Vesuvius from the forum inside the ancient city of Pompeii.
A collection of artifacts.
A scenic view of the ancient city of Pompeii during the month of October.