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Pompeii is a buried city in rome from the explosion of mt vesuivus

Taylor Hitchan

on 16 November 2010

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Mt. Vesuivus is a volcanoe in Rome that buried Pompeii. Pompeii was buried on August 24 - August 25, 79 AD, almost 2,000 years ago. Pompeii was accidently rediscovered in 1599 when some sheep hearders were digging and struck the top of one of the colliseums. As soon as the sheephearders found Pompeii they wanted to dig it out more and find treasures. But when it did it filled the air with ash, for 2 days straight. When Mt. Vesuvius exploded it let out posious fumes and gases with enough ash to cover Pompeii in about 5 meters of ash, although Pompeii was 3 miles away. When it rained the water mixed with the ash forming somthing like concrete that froze the city in time. There are four types of volcanoes; their are shield volcanoes, cinder cone volcanoes, strato-volcanoes, and dome volcanoes. Strato-volcanoes are also called composite volcanoes. When they erupt the ashes and cinders fall on the volcanoe. When lava slowly comes oozing out it covers the ashes and builds another layer, making the volcano larger every time it erupts. Cinder-cone volcanoes look like an upside down ice cream cone. They erupt explosively, firing out burning ashes and cinders. The ashes and cinders build up over time and form the cone shape This is Mt. Kilauea. It is a sheild volcanoe. Shield volcanoes have broad, gentle slopes shaped like an ancient warriors shield. This is a dome volcanoe. Dome Volcanoes have thick, slow moving lava that forms a steep-sided dome shape. After an eruption, the volcanoe could be plugged with hardened lava. The plug will stop gases from escaping, creating a build up which eventually makes the volcanoe explode. On The day of the eruption people were going about doing their regular buisness nobody had expected that Mt. Vesuvius would explode. Mt. Vesuvius is a strato-volcanoe, or a composite volcanoe. The last time Mt. Vesuvius erupted was in 1944, and scientist are wondering when it will erupt again.......... Prezi By:
Taylor Hitchan
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