Pompeii volcano eruption

By:kaden roskowski

amount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius, is hundreds of thousands of years old and has erupted 50 times plus. The more famous eruption happend in 79 A.D., when the volcano buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under a thick layer of volcanic ash. ” Two thousand people died, and the city was abandoned for almost as many years. When a group of explorers rediscovered the site in 1748, they were surprised to find that–underneath a thick layer of dust and debris–Pompeii was mostly intact. The buildings, artifacts and skeletons left behind in the buried city have taught us a great deal about everyday life in the ancient world.
The people were killed by a pyroclastic surge, a blast of superheated air which killed them as they breathed it. The people who were escaping from the town were caught by this, this is why they are frozen and "casted"
The buildings (unlike Ercolano) were buried under a rain of ash which fell steadily on the town eventually caused the roofs to collapse and buried people where they were hiding or had fallen and burying the entire area. Part of the town had been damaged by an earthquake which followed the eruption