Harris said Pompeii was forgotten for 16 centuries _ "no identifiable trace" _ until the mid-18th century when a farmer digging a well struck the ruin.
Pompeii exhibit in NYC shines light on buried city →
No archaeological excavation gives the totality of life like Pompeii," said Judith Harris, an exhibition consultant and author of "Pompeii Awakened, A Story of Rediscovery.".
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