White bird on a black background, 1st century AD, detail of the mosaic floor of the atrium of the Casa di Paquio Proculo, or House of Paquius Proculus, Pompeii, Italy. Pompeii is a Roman town which was destroyed and buried under 4-6 m of volcanic ash in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Buildings and artefacts were preserved in the ash and have been excavated and restored. Pompeii is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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White bird on a black background, 1st century AD, detail of the mosaic floor of the atrium of the Casa di Paquio Proculo, or House of Paquius Proculus, Pompeii, Italy. Pompeii is a Roman town which was destroyed and buried under 4-6 m of volcanic ash in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Buildings and artefacts were preserved in the ash and have been excavated and restored. Pompeii is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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