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The 1,900 Year Old Commercial Real Estate Listing


In 79 AD, the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were famously destroyed by the eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius, a volcano found near the Mediterranean coast of modern-day Italy at the Gulf of Naples.  At the time of the eruption, the Roman empire was in full flower, bringing with it civil engineering, commerce, law and property markets. Before the volcano buried Pompeii in twenty feet of ash, it was a busy city of stone streets and multi-story buildings, with a population guessed at 16,000.

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