November 14, 2014

Baths in Pompeii, Italy

Photograph by Attilio Fiumarella, 4See/Redux

But for a famous cataclysm, Pompeii would have been just another Roman colony lost to time. Instead, the town's fate—being buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79—bequeathed to the world the best preserved remains from antiquity. Here, visitors explore ancient baths.

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