POMPEII

By: Bailey Peters

This event took place in August, 79 A.C.

The City of Pompeii Before the Eruption

It was a place for wealthy vacationers

-Elegant Houses-

-Tourists-

-Slaves-

-Artisan's taverns and cafes-

-Bath houses-

-Market place-

There were about 20,000 people living in Pompeii the night before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

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-It was said that  the dust "poured across the land" and one witness wrote, it covered the city, "a darkness...like the black of closed and unlighted rooms."

Result:

-2,000 people died
-The city of Pompeii was completely covered in the dust from the volcano's eruption.

Rediscovering Pompeii

-Pompeii remained mostly untouched until 1748

-Found artifacts in Campania

-They found many artifacts such as....

-Pompeii turned out to be almost exactly like it had been 2,000 years before.

-Skeletons were froze right where they had fallen and everyday household objects littered the streets.

In Conclusion...

The End