January 8

The Ancient City of Pompeii


The ancient city of Pompeii in Italy.

Pompeii is an ancient Roman city that was buried under meters of ash from a volcano called Vesuvius.  Pompeii is no longer a place where you can live because it’s too fragile. Pompeii is located in Pompeii, in the Province of Naples Campania, Italy.

Mount Vesuvius, a volcano near the bay just erupted on October 24, 79 AD. More than 2,000 people died of the heat, ash, and fumes.

Artifacts from the ancient city including a person who was buried by ash.

The shape of Pompeii’s victims were captured. The eruption was so bad it lasted 24 hours after the eruption the ancient roman city of Pompeii was lost for centuries. Pompeii was rediscovered by Demenico Fontana. He was digging a channel underground when he discovered the city.

Today a third of the city is still buried. People cannot live in Pompeii because it is way too fragile, but today still lies Pompeii, Province of Naples Campiana, Italy.        

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Posted January 8, 2020 by melia in category History, Student Posts

4 thoughts on “The Ancient City of Pompeii

  1. Ethan

    Dear Melia,
    This was a very good blog post. I learned a lot about Pompeii. Did you know that some Greek settlers actually discovered Pompeii before the Romans came? This blog taught me a lot about how more than 2,000 people died because of the eruption and the ashes that came into the city.


    1. melia (Post author)

      Thank you Ethan. I think I learned something new from you. I did’t know that the Greek settlers were there before the Italians.


  2. Dane

    Dear Melia,
    Pompeii is so interesting. It is so interesting that Pompeii was covered in volcanic rock. I loved learning all about the city of Pompeii. You did an amazing job telling about Pompeii.


  3. keigo

    Dear Melia

    I didn’t know their was a city call’d “Pompeil”. Now i know that Rome has a sinken city. But i don’t know why a person was it in shape when it sunk.

    from Keigo


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