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Roman Holiday

On Italy’s Amalfi Coast, archaeologists have excavated a remarkable seaside villa that was buried in the A.D. 79 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Below are images showing just a few of the extraordinary discoveries made at the site, which sits 30 feet beneath a church in the center of the town of Positano. To read an in-depth article on the excavation of the villa, go to "Romans on the Bay of Naples."

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