Destruction of Pompeii

by Brooke Smith

What happened to the city of pompeii

In the year of 79 ad, a volcano, Mount Vesuvius, erupted and sent hot ash and smoke in to the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. there where so many lives ended and so many homes trashed. Pompeii and Herculaneum are in the country of Naples.

The volcano was smoking for a week and they never started to flee until the day of the eruption. A old myth says that the people of Pompeii didn't think the smoke was a weather sign and it was saying that there was good weather ahead.

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Destruction of Pompeii

How many people died in the distruction

An estimated 16,000 people died in the eruption. And that was only the city of Pompeii it isn't even in Herculaneum. Why was the volcano eruption so deadly you might ask? Because it was all built up from the last time it blew up which was about 300 years before.

who was pliny the younger and pliney the elder

Pliney the Elder was Pliney the Youngers father of course. But Pliney the Younger wrote letters to family and kind of like a diary of the events happening and what it was like to be in that time while the eruption was going on. Pliney the elder died in the eruption.


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