Definition of Pompeii in English:


Pronunciation /pämˈpāē/ /pɑmˈpeɪi/

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proper noun

  • An ancient city in western Italy, southeast of Naples. The city was buried by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79; excavations of the site began in 1748, revealing well-preserved remains of buildings, mosaics, furniture, and the personal possessions of the city's inhabitants.