By: Kalie Richardson
Pompeii was an ancient Roman city that was buried by the great eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
As a result of its sudden and violent burial, the city is impeccably preserved. It retains most of its buildings, decorations, and even the remains of some of its inhabitants.
The city is believed to have been founded by the Oscans in the seventh century BC, and over the years it became a city of riches, full of palaces, monuments and gardens. Pompeii was in an era of great prosperity when it sustained severe damage from a major earthquake in the year 62.
79 a tragic event occurred that would change the course of the city’s history. One morning Mount Vesuvius awoke with a great deal of force, completely burying the city in ash.
The city was rediscovered in the sixteenth century.