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POMPEI RUINS – THIRD MOST VISITED MUSEUM IN ITALY IN 2019!

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2019 was a very important year in terms of culture for Italy and especially for the Campania Region.
Many of the sites in the Campania Region received a large number of visitors and the excavations of Pompeii ranked third in the Italian list of the most visited museums in Italy with 3,937,468 million visitors.
Decades of excavations, discoveries and studies allow us today to visit a large part of the ancient town with the most famous and beautiful streets, houses and shops.
The actual excavations, after several attempts, began only in 1748, during the reign of Charles of Bourbon with discontinuous work in different areas of the city.
Only with the French occupation, at the beginning of 1800, saw an increase in the excavations.
With the unification of Italy and the appointment of Giuseppe Fiorelli as director there was a turning point in the method of work and excavation, the plaster casts method was also introduced which allowed to recover the image of the victims of the eruption.
The 900 is marked instead by the figure of Amedeo Maiuri who discovered buildings of great prestige and contributed to the completion of the city walls.
The extraordinary finds of the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Torre Annunziata and the surrounding cities, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, are a complete and living testimony of society and daily life in a specific historical period and find no equivalent anywhere in the world.
For these reasons, these archaeological areas were declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

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