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Pozzuoli

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-51 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-51 map






Facts in brief:

Situated on the Bay of Pozzuoli; founded by Greeks in 6th cen. BC; became a Roman colony in 194 BC; an important commercial center under the Roman Empire; declined after Germanic invasions in the 5th cen. AD; damaged in volcanic eruptions of Middle Ages.

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