Oplontis

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Oplontis is an ancient Roman archaeological site located in the town of Torre Annunziata, south of Naples in the Campania region of southern Italy.[1] The excavated site comprises two Roman villas, the best-known of which is Villa A, the so-called Villa Poppaea.

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Oplontis
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LocationTorre Annunziata, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy
Coordinates40.757°N 14.453°E / 40.757; 14.453
Site notes
ManagementSoprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei
WebsiteOplontis (in Italian)
Official nameArchaeological Areas of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Torre Annunziata
TypeCultural
Criteriaiii, iv, v
Designated1997 (21st session)
Reference no.829
RegionEurope and North America
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Like the nearby towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, Oplontis was buried in ash during the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.[2] However, the force of the eruption was even stronger than at these cities as not only roofs collapsed, but walls and columns were broken and pieces thrown sideways.[3]

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