What happened to Pompeii
By parker day
When it occured
On august 24th, 79 Mount vesuvius exploded, spewing tons of molten ash into the air which covered the city of pompeii in ash.
What the town was like
Why people didnt leave the city
Vesuvius is the only active volcano in mainland Europe, and has made some of the continents largest eruptions. It is considered the most dangerous volcano in the world, Pliny the younger, who was a roman historian. witnessed the eruption and has written the oldest surviving descreiption of the eruption, he described the ash as a tall tree shaped cloud that rose above the volcano
Pompeii was first discovered in the late 16th century by architect Domenico fontana
People in the city
At about 1:00 p.m. on august 24th, 79 A.D. residents of pompeii saw tree shaped ash erupting from Mt. vesuvius. Most people in the city were either buried in ash, and suffocated, or died from falling buildings.