What is Pompeii?
By: Yajaira Ayala
Who was involved
What was the town like before the explosion?
Name and description of volcano?
The name of the Poempii volcano is called Mount Vesuvius which is a stratovolcano in the Gulf of Naples. Mount Vesuvius is one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes. The volcano has an eruption cycle of about 20 years, but the last eruption was in 1944.
Pliny the Younger's description
"Its general appearance can best be expressed as being like an umbrella pine, for it rose to a great height on a sort of trunk and then split off into two branches, I imagine because it was thrust upward by the first blast and then left unsupported as the pressure subsided, or else it was borne down by its own weight so that it spread out and gradually dispersed. Sometimes it looked white, sometimes blotched and dirty, according to the amount of soil and ashes it carried with it."