Pompeii and Herculean
were Roman cities built on the sides of Mt. Vesuvius. When
Vesuvius erupted, both cities were covered in ash. It happened so
quickly that people in these two cities didn't have time to get
out. For almost two thousand years, the cities remained buried
under the ash.
When archaeologists finally found and dug out the
two cities, they found bread in ovens where it had been baking.
They found the mummified remains of some people in the temples, where
they had gone to pray for deliverance. The eruption and efforts
to rescue the people were recorded by Pliney the Younger, and have
survived to modern times.
and Play in Everyday Pompeii
Pompeii (Harcourt School)
to History 79 CE
Pompeii (Mr. Millet)