Which is what you might have gotten in the vicinity of Mt. Vesuvius around A.D. 79 (if you were lucky enough to survive). This might inspire you yearn to visit Pompeii. But, wait, according to the Huffington Post that is so five minutes ago. Instead, this recent travel blog urges visitors to go to Ercolano. And I agree – Herculaneum is better preserved and less crowded, although going to both Herculaneum and Pompeii could allow you to see differences in preservation due to the eruption and tourism. (If you want to see great pictures of Herculaneum, I’d suggest trip advisor). Speaking of Pompeii, I went to a talk a year or two ago: there was an interesting piece of research done on roadway wear, which allowed the traffic pattern from ancient times (along with one-way road routings) to be reconstructed (Eric Poehler did this research & reported his findings in ”Romans on the Right: The Art and Archaeology of Traffic”.)They have also reconstructed water flow on the rooftops and roadways. Pretty cool research! Ciao Archaeo-dude!