City of Pompeii
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.
Here is a picture of what might be a Roman person that is possibly trying to stay warm.
This is a picture of a guard dog that has been frozen from the ash along with the Romans.
Here shows a picture of a baby that was found around its mother. Poor Baby!!
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.