Pompeii, the Lost City: On August 24, 79 AD, a catastrophic explosion from Mount Vesuvius buried the city of Pompeii.
The volcano wreaked havoc on everyone in its path for two days and nights, killing nearly everyone in the city. Pompeii was lost and forgotten for about 1,700 years after the catastrophe.
It’s difficult to imagine an entire city being buried by volcanic pyroclastic flows descending from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, yet that’s exactly what occurred.
The town was entirely engulfed in embers and ashes. The city is being preserved, and it provides us an excellent idea of what life was like in ancient Rome.
Walking through the streets of Pompeii is a weird experience since the city has been meticulously maintained and revealed.
The entire city is a window into the Roman Empire at its peak, locked in time. When the excavation of Pompeii began 300 years ago, investigators discovered an incredible find.
The populace was covered by volcanic ash and pumice during the eruption. When the archaeologists began excavating the site, they discovered empty cavities, which they covered with
It’s depressing to watch the devastating effects of being in the wrong location at the wrong time for someone who spends a lot of time around active volcanoes.