Etruscan road in Pompeii. Via di Mercurio. One of the main roads in Pompeii. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried in meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.
VII.16.a Pompeii. May 2015. Room 9, column on south side. Photo courtesy of Buzz Ferebee.