Mount Vesuvius eruption
Are you a student wanting to learn more about pompeii and horrifying incident that happened there? Before you go to a museum or even go visit pompeii, here are some facts you may want to know:
What volcano erupted and when?
One summer, thousands of years ago a volcano erupted destroying the entire city of Pompeii. A scientific article stated, "On a fateful summer morning in A.D. 79 Mount Vesuvius buried the vibrant Roman city of Pompeii—and many of its citizens—beneath tons of volcanic ash and debris(Owens). This tells people that Mount Vesuvius was the horrifying volcano that erupted in A.D 79.
How was the ancient city of Pompeii destroyed? (What happened and how was it related to plate tectonics?)
A "firestorm" of poisonous vapors and molten debris engulfed the surrounding area suffocating the inhabitants of the neighboring Roman resort cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae. Tons of falling debris filled the streets until nothing remained to be seen of the once thriving communities. The cities remained buried and undiscovered for almost 1700 years until excavation began in 1748. These excavations continue today and provide insight into life during the Roman Empire(loeb). This quote from Nathan Loeb tells how Pompeii was destroyed because of a volcano erupting and causing ash and depree to kill many people in the city.
How do plates tie into this disaster?
How did the volcanic disaster in the ancient city of Pompeii enrich our knowledge about ancient culture?
Diagrams and pictures what you will be visiting or seeing in a musium:
Still interested in going to pompeii?
Are people still cleaning Pompeii from the destruction or are they leaving is be?
How long did this this tragedy last?
What is the current update on Mount Vesuvius?
Picture and Text Citations:
"Ancient Roman Life Preserved at Pompeii -- National Geographic." National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2016.
"The Destruction of Pompeii, 79 AD." The Destruction of Pompeii, 79 AD. Eyewitness to History, n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2016.
Loeb, Alex. "Mount Vesuvius." Mount Vesuvius. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2016.
Bagley, Mary. "Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii: Facts & History." LiveScience. TechMedia Network, 13 Mar. 2013. Web. 29 Mar. 2016.
Clements, Michael. "AD79eruption." AD79eruption. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2016.