The altar of Jupiter, revealed during the excavation of Pompeii in the early 1800s, by Sir William Gell. In ancient Roman religion and myth, Jupiter is the king of the gods and the god of sky and thunder.
Pompeii was an ancient Roman city near Naples in Italy. Pompeii was buried under ~6 m (20 ft) of ash by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Excavation of Pompeii revealed fascinating details about life in the ancient Roman empire.