The base image is a cropped version of a satellite photo obtained through the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) project, a joint U.S.-German-Italian project ( scale is based on the data given for the area of the original photo. The North direction and approximate location of Pompeii were determined by overlaying a map at the same orientation and scale. The original image is available on the web ( and may be distributed according to the guidlines of the SIR-C/S-SAR project. The copyright to this annotated version is held by Kirk Martini © 1996.