In the year 79 AD, Italy& Mt. Vesuvius erupted with superheated ash that rained fiery death on several Roman cities nearby. But none was hit harder than vacation town Pompeii, which was buried in a thick layer of broiling ash in a matter of seconds.
Jarlshof: looking down into a round house near to Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Great Britain The archaeological site at Jarlshof represents over years of continual human habitation. The earliest remains are of Bronze Age buildings from around BC
The ancient city of Jericho is the world’s oldest walled city, with evidence of stone fortifications dating back nearly years. Archaeological digs have turned up traces of habitation that are even older: up to years ago!
Aerial view of the almost intact ancient Sabratha Theatre located in Sabratha, Libya, on the Mediterranean coast. The site was originally a Phoenician trading-post, but became part of the Roman Empire, and its monuments were built in the and centuries AD.