The ceety o Pompeii wis an auncient Roman toun-ceety near modren Naples in the Italian region o Campanie, in the territory o the comune o Pompei. Pompeii, alang wi Herculaneum an mony villas in the surroondin aurie, wis maistly destroyed an buried unner 4 tae 6 m (13 tae 20 ft) o ash an pumice in the eruption o Munt Vesuvius in 79 AD.

View intae a narrow street o Pompeii.
Pompeii is locatit in Italy
Shawn within Italy
LocationPompei, Campanie, Italy
Coordinates40°45′04″N 14°29′13″E / 40.751°N 14.487°E / 40.751; 14.487Coordinates: 40°45′04″N 14°29′13″E / 40.751°N 14.487°E / 40.751; 14.487
Foondit6t-7t century BC
Abandoned79 AD
Site notes
Offeecial nameArchaeological Auries o Pompeii, Herculaneum, an Torre Annunziata
Criteriaiii, iv, v
Designatit1997 (21st session)
Reference no.829
RegionEurope an North Americae