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Pompeii

Pronunciation: /pämˈpāē/
An ancient city in western Italy, southeast of Naples. The city was buried by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in ad 79; excavations of the site began in 1748 and revealed well-preserved remains of buildings, mosaics, furniture, and the personal possessions of the city’s inhabitants.

Words that rhyme with Pompeii

Agnus Dei, clayey

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Syllabification: Pom·pe·ii

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