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Destruction of Pompeii
Transcript of Destruction of Pompeii
Pompeii and Herculaneum The Night Pompeii Was No More The Ominous Night "My mother who I usually wake up in the morning woke me up. She burst in and I didn't think anything of it. I went to the courtyard between our house and the sea. She came and sat down next to me. I started to read the book I had on hand. We felt the earth and ground shaking. My mother told me it was the gods because somebody has done something bad. A little while later my uncle's friend showed up and asked why we haven't left yet." Pliny's Account A Dormant Giant Awakens An Angered Vesuvius "Eventually when we left the house we saw the sea-bed exposing the many sea creatures on the dry sand. I believe that was caused by the shaking of the ground. It wasn't long until the cloud we saw early soon enveloped the sea. As we were walking away from the horror of the town eventually mother told me that she was slowing me down and said that I should go ahead without her. I told her that because I was a man I would not leave her behind." Pliny's Account It is the eve of August 23, A.D. 79. This was a night like no other! With torrential rains and gail -force winds, this would be a night to remember...that is, if the citizens of Pompeii survived... Mt. Vesuvius The Morning of the Eruption The Eruption and Following During the eruption a huge mass of mud poured down the mountainside and the town of Herculaneum. Hot stones and ash descended into the town of Pompeii, burying everything to a depth of fifteen to twenty feet. Pliny the Younger Dead man that was burned and covered in lava. Carcass from Pompeii Architects excavating the surrounding area Dead body excavated from Pompeii Another dead body by Mt. Vesuvius The city of Pompeii was left alone about 150 years after the first discovery of remains of a building and a inscription. In 1784 people started to steal art and jewelry that they could find in the ground around the bodys or in the houses. At the beginning of the nineteenth century the looting was stopped and a normal routine excavation was started for the city of Pompeii. The Excavation of Pompeii and Herculaneum The city of Herculaneum was harder to excavate because of the fact that it was buried under 40 feet of hard compact mud. He wrote these letters after the eruption had ended. The letter Pliny the Younger wrote. Childhood
Pliny the Younger was born in Como,Northern Italy at 61 A.D.
His father was Lucius Caecilius Cilo who married Plinia Marcella, a sister of Pliny the Elder.
Pliny's father died at an early age.
His guardian was Lucius Verginius Rufus. About Pliny the Younger Adult Life
Pliny married three times first when he was eighteen became a widower at thirty seven.
Married again at an unknown date. Then married Calpurnia who had a sad miscarriage.
Pliny died around 112 A.D. About Pliny the Younger Cont. This was a presentation By: Madeline Fleischer and Elizabeth Davis. Thank You For Listening! The work is still not complete yet. Only three fifths of Pompeii have so far been uncovered and even less of Herculaneum. The Excavation of Pompeii and Herculaneum
Cont. When uncovering a new house the archaeologists find it just as it was abandoned. They usually discover the remains of a meal, pots on the stove, coins in the study, lamp stands in various rooms, wall-paintings, not very damaged, the lead pipes which supplied water to the fountains in the garden, brooches, needles, jars of cosmetics, shoes, and toys.
Hundreds of small things that every house seems to have can be found in the houses of Pompeii and Herculaneum only dated back to there times. Dishes in the Richer house Pompeii Artifacts Bread that was found Gladiator helmet that was unearthed and cleaned to polish. Jewelry that was found.