By: Hayes Oswald
Life in Pompeii
The Day of the Eruption
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius blew molten lava and ash all over the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But Pompeii was more severely hit, the ash spread all the way through Europe hitting many countries. It also put a layer of ash on Pompeii, and basically buried all the people in the city alive. Almost 2,000 people died in the eruption, leaving them there covered in ash.
The eruption destroyed nearly everything that was located near Mount Vesuvius, and had a lasting impact on the regrowth of Pompeii.
With all of these artifacts that were dug up in finding Pompeii, it gave us a greater insight on what life was like in Ancient Italy.