In A.D. 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted, destroying the thriving city of Pompeii on Italy's west coast, south of Rome. This is what remains of the city's center. Mount Vesuvius looms menacingly in the background, still active, capable of erupting again at any time.
Below, you see a street that was probably a pretty busy place. It was located around the corner
from the public baths.
To see where this street leads, just click the link below.