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Transcript of Pompeii

The Big Tragedy
Early years of Pompeii
On August 79AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted for the first time on Pompeii.

A big cloud of ash , pumice , and volcanic gas was at a height of 13 to 20 ft and molten rock was coming at Pompeii at 1.5 Million tons per second.

The volcanic bombs that hit Pompeii weighed almost 10 pounds.

Also the city Herculaneum also was effected by the eruption, but not as severe.

After 6 hours for the people who stayed indoors, the roofs began to collapse.

In 1860, scientists started a excavation on Pompeii.

They found the bodies covered in ash from the eruption.

Scientists also learned a lot about Roman life styles and how the ash made the bodies, as almost like they were statues.
Pompeii Video

Pompeii was an ancient Roman town near modern Naples.

The population of Pompeii had been around 20,000 people.

Pompeii was built at the foot of a volcano known as Mount Vesuvius.

Mount Vesuvius is hundreds of thousands of years old which had erupted more than 50 times.

Mount Vesuvius had last erupted in 1944.

Before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii was slowly recovering from a major earthquake that happened in February of A.D. 62.

Pompeii was built, because it was a dedication to the Roman Goddess Venus.

The town of Pompeii was laid out like a circle.

THESIS: The volcanic eruption at Pompeii was the worst tragedy in Rome history.
CONCLUSION: So even today Pompeii was one of the worst tragedies in Rome.
Pompeii was founded in the sixth century BC.
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