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Pompeii British & World English

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

Pompeii worm British & World English

A tube-dwelling marine polychaete, Alvinella pompejana (family Alvinellidae), found living near hydrothermal vents on the Pacific floor and notable for being able to tolerate very hot, metal-rich environments.

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