Pompeii was an ancient Roman city located in the region of Campania, on the west coast of Italy. The city was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, and was preserved for centuries under layers of ash and pumice. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the ruins of Pompeii were rediscovered and excavated, revealing a wealth of information about daily life in the Roman Empire. Today, the ruins of Pompeii are a popular tourist attraction, offering visitors a glimpse into the life of the ancient Romans. The city is known for its well-preserved buildings and artifacts, including frescoes, mosaics, and the famous plaster casts of victims of the eruption. Visitors to Pompeii can explore the ruins of the city, including the forum, the baths, and the amphitheater.