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Pompeii, Italy - 21st July 2008

By: Marjolein


Pompei is a town from the first century after the birth of Christ. It was built by Romans.


Years (about 15 years) before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the town was destroyed by on earthquake. The inhabitants of Pompei didn't know it then, but this was just Mount Vesuvius warning them for the eruption.


There where other warnings. The water dissaperead. Because of the hot lava the Vesuvius was making the water turned into steam.


In Pompei lived about 20.000 people. The went to the store


To the bakery


Or to a bathhouse



Or the just sat in there own garden, for example in the House with the Little Fountain


But on 24 August 79 the time stopped. The day turned into night and this lasted for three days. People didn't know what was happening. Some died because they breathed in the ashes of the mountain. Some died because of rocks flying around. Most people died right at the spot.


Almost everybody died in 79. But the city was preserved really well because of the ashes of Mount Vesuvius. So that's good for us, we can learn a lot, about the way people lived and what happened that day. We can go back in time and walk around like the people of Pompei used to do.


* Posted Jul 28, 2008, 9:55 am Last edited Jul 28, 2008, 9:57 am by Marjolein [Quote] Go to the top of the page


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