City of Pompeii

Mount Vesuvius

In A.D. 79, a volcano erupted and destroyed a city called Pompeii. Ash covered the city, and preserved some of it's buildings.

Today in Pompeii

Pompeii is a valuable source of information about daily life in the Roman empire. The archaeologist are still looking for more part if Pompeii that are still buried in the now rocky ashes.

More of Pompeii

Pompeii, along with Herculanum and many villas in the area, was mostly destroyed and buried 13 to 20 feet of ash in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Evidence of the destruction came from Pliny the Younger who saw the eruption from distance and described the death of his uncle Pliny the Older, an admiral of the Roman fleet, who tried to rescue the citizens.
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