Roman ruins in Pompeii, near Naples, Italy. Views of ancient stone streets lined with walls and buildings. Columned Front and courtyard of a grand villa. Elaborately carved stone border on a house. Carved stone commemorating some event. Painted walls on interior of a house (looking almost as bright as they were when painted) with portraits of a man and woman on them. A stone gateway at a town square. Statue of a faun that was part of a fountain in courtyard of a grand villa. Statue of a boy holding a goose. Views of smoldering lava on Mt. Vesuvius. (Note: When the volcano Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. the then seaside village of Pompeii was covered with hot ash, killing almost all of its inhabitents, man and beast alike, and lay undisovered for almost 2000 years. There is still much to be excavated by archeologists.)
Aerial view of the Pompeii City in Italy. The ruins of Pompeii. Amphitheater and court of Pompeii. Stadium of Pompeii and a view of the houses. Church and square of the partially ruined City.
Pompeii city affected by eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy. View of Mount Vesuvius. Sailing vessel in foreground. Ruins of Pompeii showing partially buried town. Damaged buildings. A wine shop. The baths at Pompeii. A bakery and amphitheater. U.S. Army personnel at amphitheater.
Views of village destroyed in Pompeii, Italy. Army trucks standing near the wrecked buildings. U.S. and British soldiers move through the battered village streets. Mount Vesuvius visible in the background. Soldiers talk to children standing near the army trucks. General Mark W. Clark along with other officers observes the damaged places and buildings. General Clark stands at the damaged Coliseum of Pompeii. Bomb crater visible in the middle of the Coliseum arena. The soldiers tour the Pompeii ruins.
United States soldiers on leave in Italy. They visit the ruins of Pompeii. The soldiers enter. They stand and pose. They gather at a huge gate and fill cups from a tap and from urns. Damaged columns of Pompeii.
United States sailors visit ruins of Pompeii in Naples, Italy. United States sailors enter to the ruins. United States sailors walk around the columns of Pompeii.